Introduction to the verb quartager
The English translation of the French verb quartager is “to divide into quarters” or “to share equally.” It is pronounced as “car-tah-zhay” in its infinitive form.
The word quartager comes from the French word quart, meaning “quarter,” and the suffix -ager, which is used to create verbs from nouns. It is most commonly used in everyday French to refer to the act of dividing something into equal parts or sharing something equally among different people.
In the Plus-que-parfait tense, which corresponds to the past perfect tense in English, quartager is used to describe an action that had been completed before another past action or time in the past.
Here are three simple examples of its usage in the Plus-que-parfait tense:
- Nous avions quartagé les tâches ménagères avant que les invités arrivent. (We had divided the household chores before the guests arrived.)
- Avant leur divorce, ils avaient quartagé leurs biens en toute équité. (Before their divorce, they had shared their possessions equally.)
- J’avais quartagé mes économies avec mon frère pour acheter une nouvelle voiture. (I had shared my savings with my brother to buy a new car.)
Table of the Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of quartager
|J’avais quartagé la maison.
|I had shared the house.
|tu avais quartagé
|Tu avais quartagé le gâteau.
|You had shared the cake.
|il avait quartagé
|Il avait quartagé la voiture.
|He had shared the car.
|elle avait quartagé
|Elle avait quartagé la chambre.
|She had shared the room.
|on avait quartagé
|On avait quartagé la tarte.
|One had shared the pie.
|nous avions quartagé
|Nous avions quartagé l’appartement.
|We had shared the apartment.
|vous aviez quartagé
|Vous aviez quartagé le repas.
|You had shared the meal.
|ils avaient quartagé
|Ils avaient quartagé le jardin.
|They had shared the garden.
|elles avaient quartagé
|Elles avaient quartagé la pizza.
|They had shared the pizza.
Other Conjugations for Quartager.
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Quartager – 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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