Introduction to the verb mâchurer
The English translation of the French verb mâchurer is “to score” or “to scratch”. It is pronounced as “mah-shuh-rey”.
The origin of the word “mâchurer” can be traced back to the Latin word “macerare”, meaning “to soften”. In everyday French, it is most often used in the Plus-que-parfait tense, which is the equivalent of the past perfect tense in English.
Here are three simple examples of how “mâchurer” can be used in the Plus-que-parfait tense:
- J’avais mâchuré le bois avant de le peindre. (I had scored the wood before painting it.)
- Tu avais mâchuré le papier pour le plier facilement. (You had scratched the paper to fold it easily.)
- Ils avaient mâchuré la peinture sur le mur pour donner un effet texturé. (They had scored the paint on the wall to create a textured effect.)
In each of these examples, “mâchurer” is used to describe an action that had been completed before another action in the past. It is often used when talking about preparations or actions done beforehand.
Table of the Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of mâchurer
|J’avais mâchuré la table.
|I had crosshatched the table.
|tu avais mâchuré
|Tu avais mâchuré le dessin.
|You had crosshatched the drawing.
|il avait mâchuré
|Il avait mâchuré le papier.
|He had crosshatched the paper.
|elle avait mâchuré
|Elle avait mâchuré la toile.
|She had crosshatched the canvas.
|on avait mâchuré
|On avait mâchuré le tissu.
|One had crosshatched the fabric.
|nous avions mâchuré
|Nous avions mâchuré la surface.
|We had crosshatched the surface.
|vous aviez mâchuré
|Vous aviez mâchuré le bois.
|You had crosshatched the wood.
|ils avaient mâchuré
|Ils avaient mâchuré le cuir.
|They had crosshatched the leather.
|elles avaient mâchuré
|Elles avaient mâchuré le papier.
|They had crosshatched the paper.
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Mâchurer – About the French Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense
Common everyday usage patterns
Sequencing of past events
Hypothetical or reported speech
Interactions with other tenses
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