Introduction to the verb quarrer
The English translation of the French verb quarrer is “to square” or “to make square.” It is pronounced as “kah-reh” in the infinitive form.
Quarrer comes from the Old French word “carre” meaning “square.” It is most often used in everyday French in the Plus-que-parfait (pluperfect) tense, which is used to talk about an action that happened before another action in the past. It is formed by using the imperfect tense of the auxiliary verb “avoir” or “être” and adding the past participle of the main verb.
Examples of quarrer in the Plus-que-parfait tense:
- J’avais quarré le gâteau avant que les invités arrivent.
(I had squared the cake before the guests arrived.)
- Elle s’était quarrée pour le mariage depuis des mois avant de trouver sa robe de rêve.
(She had been squaring away for the wedding for months before finding her dream dress.)
- Nous avions quarré nos valises avant de partir en vacances.
(We had squared our suitcases before leaving on vacation.)
Table of the Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of quarrer
|J’avais quarré la table.
|I had squared the table.
|tu avais quarré
|Tu avais quarré le carré.
|You had squared the square.
|il avait quarré
|Il avait quarré la pièce.
|He had squared the room.
|elle avait quarré
|Elle avait quarré la surface.
|She had squared the surface.
|on avait quarré
|On avait quarré la figure.
|One had squared the figure.
|nous avions quarré
|Nous avions quarré le terrain.
|We had squared the field.
|vous aviez quarré
|Vous aviez quarré le jardin.
|You had squared the garden.
|ils avaient quarré
|Ils avaient quarré le plateau.
|They had squared the plateau.
|elles avaient quarré
|Elles avaient quarré la carte.
|They had squared the card.
Other Conjugations for Quarrer.
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Quarrer – 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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