Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb désétamer

Introduction to the verb désétamer

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The English translation of the French verb désétamer is “to uncoat with tin.” It is pronounced “dey-zey-tah-mey.”

The word désétamer is a combination of the prefix “dés-” meaning “undo” and the verb “étamer” meaning “to coat with tin.” This verb originated from the Latin word “stannum” which referred to tin. It is commonly used in the Plus-que-parfait tense, which is the past perfect tense in English.

In everyday French, désétamer is most often used when referring to removing a layer of tin from an object. This could be used in the context of removing a tin coating from a metal surface or undoing the process of tinning a surface.

  1. J’ai désétamé la boîte de conserve pour la recycler. (I had removed the tin coating from the can to recycle it.)
  2. Les artisans sont venus désétamer le toit en métal de la maison. (The artisans came to remove the tin coating from the metal roof of the house.)
  3. Nous avions désétamé toutes les casseroles pour les nettoyer. (We had undone the process of tinning all the pots to clean them.)

Table of the Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of désétamer

Pronoun Conjugation Short Example English Translation
je j’avais désétamé J’avais désétamé la casserole. I had removed the tin from the pan.
tu tu avais désétamé Tu avais désétamé le récipient. You had removed the tin from the container.
il il avait désétamé Il avait désétamé le pot. He had removed the tin from the pot.
elle elle avait désétamé Elle avait désétamé la boîte. She had removed the tin from the can.
on on avait désétamé On avait désétamé le couvercle. One had removed the tin from the lid.
nous nous avions désétamé Nous avions désétamé la théière. We had removed the tin from the teapot.
vous vous aviez désétamé Vous aviez désétamé la casserole. You had removed the tin from the pan.
ils ils avaient désétamé Ils avaient désétamé le plat. They had removed the tin from the dish.
elles elles avaient désétamé Elles avaient désétamé le moule. They had removed the tin from the mold.

Other Conjugations for Désétamer.

   
    Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb désétamer
   

    Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb désétamer
   

    Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb désétamer
   

    Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb désétamer
   

    Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb désétamer
   

    Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb désétamer
   

    Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb désétamer     (this article)

    Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb désétamer

    Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb désétamer

    Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb désétamer

    Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb désétamer
   

    Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb désétamer

    Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb désétamer
   

    Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb désétamer
   

    Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb désétamer

    L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb désétamer

    L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb désétamer

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Désétamer – About the French Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense

The French “plus-que-parfait” tense is a past tense used to express actions or events that occurred before another past action or event. It is often translated to English as the “pluperfect” tense. The name “plus-que-parfait” literally means “more than perfect,” indicating that it is a tense used to describe actions that were completed before a specific point in the past.
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Tense Formation

To form the plus-que-parfait tense, you typically use the auxiliary verb “avoir” (to have) or “être” (to be) in the imperfect tense, followed by the past participle of the main verb. Here are the conjugations for both auxiliary verbs:
1. With “avoir” as the auxiliary verb:
   – J’avais mangé (I had eaten)
   – Tu avais parlé (You had spoken)
   – Il/elle/on avait fini (He/She/One had finished)
   – Nous avions lu (We had read)
   – Vous aviez choisi (You had chosen)
   – Ils/elles avaient joué (They had played)
2. With “être” as the auxiliary verb (usually for intransitive verbs or verbs indicating a state):
   – J’étais parti(e) (I had left)
   – Tu étais arrivé(e) (You had arrived)
   – Il/elle/on était tombé(e) (He/She/One had fallen)
   – Nous étions resté(e)s (We had stayed)
   – Vous étiez né(e)(s) (You had been born)
   – Ils/elles étaient monté(e)s (They had gone up)

Common everyday usage patterns

Sequencing of past events

The plus-que-parfait is used to express a past action that happened before another past action. For example, “J’avais mangé avant qu’il ne soit arrivé” (I had eaten before he arrived).

Background information

It is also used to provide background information or set the stage for a main past event. For instance, “Quand je suis arrivé, ils avaient déjà fini de manger” (When I arrived, they had already finished eating).

Hypothetical or reported speech

In indirect speech, the plus-que-parfait is used to report what someone had said or thought in the past. For example, “Il avait dit qu’il viendrait demain” (He had said that he would come tomorrow).

Interactions with other tenses

– The plus-que-parfait is often used in conjunction with the passé composé (simple past) to establish the sequence of past events. The passé composé describes the more recent action, while the plus-que-parfait describes the action that occurred earlier.
– It can also be used with the conditional mood to express a hypothetical past event, like “Si j’avais su, j’aurais agi différemment” (If I had known, I would have acted differently).
– When used in reported speech, it can be combined with the conditional mood or the imperfect subjunctive to reflect the original mood and tense of the reported statement.

Summary

The French plus-que-parfait tense is an essential part of the language for expressing past actions that occurred before other past actions, providing background information, and reporting past statements or thoughts. It is an integral component of constructing complex and accurate narratives in French.

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