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

Introduction to the verb lambrisser

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The English translation of the French verb lambrisser is “to panel/to wainscot”. It is pronounced as “lahm-bree-seh” in its infinitive form.

The word lambrisser comes from the French word “lambris” which means “paneling” and the suffix “-er” which is used to form verbs. It is most often used in everyday French to refer to the act of covering walls or ceilings with wooden panels.

In the Plus-que-parfait tense, which is the past perfect tense in English, lambrisser is conjugated as follows:

j’avais lambrissĂ© (I had paneled)
tu avais lambrissé (you had paneled)
il/elle avait lambrissé (he/she had paneled)
nous avions lambrissé (we had paneled)
vous aviez lambrissé (you had paneled)
ils/elles avaient lambrissé (they had paneled)

Examples of lambrisser in the Plus-que-parfait tense:

  1. J’avais lambrissĂ© les murs de ma chambre avant de dĂ©mĂ©nager. (I had paneled the walls of my bedroom before moving out.)

  2. Tu avais lambrissé le plafond de la salle à manger pour cacher les taches. (You had paneled the ceiling of the dining room to hide the stains.)

  3. Ils avaient lambrissĂ© toute la maison avec du bois de chĂȘne. (They had paneled the entire house with oak wood.)

English translations:

  1. I had paneled/wainscoted
  2. You had paneled/wainscoted
  3. He/She/They had paneled/wainscoted

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

Pronoun Conjugation Short Example English Translation
je j’avais lambrissĂ© J’avais lambrissĂ© le mur. I had panelled the wall.
tu tu avais lambrissé Tu avais lambrissé la chambre. You had panelled the room.
il il avait lambrissé Il avait lambrissé le plafond. He had panelled the ceiling.
elle elle avait lambrissé Elle avait lambrissé la piÚce. She had panelled the room.
on on avait lambrissé On avait lambrissé la maison. One had panelled the house.
nous nous avions lambrissé Nous avions lambrissé la cuisine. We had panelled the kitchen.
vous vous aviez lambrissé Vous aviez lambrissé le salon. You had panelled the living room.
ils ils avaient lambrissé Ils avaient lambrissé le couloir. They had panelled the hallway.
elles elles avaient lambrissé Elles avaient lambrissé la salle de bain. They had panelled the bathroom.

Other Conjugations for Lambrisser.

   
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    Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lambrisser
   

    PassĂ© Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lambrisser
   

    PassĂ© ComposĂ© (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lambrisser
   

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

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    Subjonctif PassĂ© (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lambrisser
   

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

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

    Conditionnel PrĂ©sent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lambrisser
   

    Conditionnel PassĂ© (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lambrisser

    L’impĂ©ratif PrĂ©sent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lambrisser

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Lambrisser – 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.
NOTE: To take a deep dive into all the French tenses then see my article on Mastering French Tense Conjugation.

Tense Formation

To form the plus-que-parfait tense, you typically use the auxiliary verb “avoir” (to have) or “ĂȘtre” (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 mangĂ© (I had eaten)
   – Tu avais parlĂ© (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 jouĂ© (They had played)
2. With “ĂȘtre” as the auxiliary verb (usually for intransitive verbs or verbs indicating a state):
   – J’Ă©tais parti(e) (I had left)
   – Tu Ă©tais arrivĂ©(e) (You had arrived)
   – Il/elle/on Ă©tait tombĂ©(e) (He/She/One had fallen)
   – Nous Ă©tions restĂ©(e)s (We had stayed)
   – Vous Ă©tiez nĂ©(e)(s) (You had been born)
   – Ils/elles Ă©taient montĂ©(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 mangĂ© avant qu’il ne soit arrivĂ©” (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 arrivĂ©, ils avaient dĂ©jĂ  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 passĂ© composĂ© (simple past) to establish the sequence of past events. The passĂ© composĂ© 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 diffĂ©remment” (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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