Introduction to the verb racler
The English translation of the French verb racler is “to scrape.” It is pronounced “ra-kleh.”
The language origin of racler can be traced back to the Latin word “radere” meaning “to scrape.” In everyday French, racler is often used to describe the action of removing something from a surface by scraping it with a tool or object.
In the Plus-que-parfait tense, racler is used to describe an action that was completed before another past action. Here are three simple examples of its usage in this tense, with the respective English translations:
- J’avais raclé la peinture avant de repeindre le mur. (I had scraped the paint before repainting the wall.)
- Tu avais raclé la neige sur la voiture avant de partir. (You had scraped the snow off the car before leaving.)
- Ils avaient raclé tout le sable de la plage avant de rentrer à la maison. (They had scraped all the sand off the beach before going back home.)
Table of the Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of racler
|J’avais raclé la neige.
|I had scraped the snow.
|tu avais raclé
|Tu avais raclé la peinture.
|You had scraped the paint.
|il avait raclé
|Il avait raclé la terre.
|He had scraped the ground.
|elle avait raclé
|Elle avait raclé le plat.
|She had scraped the dish.
|on avait raclé
|On avait raclé le fond du pot.
|One had scraped the bottom of the pot.
|nous avions raclé
|Nous avions raclé la glace.
|We had scraped the ice.
|vous aviez raclé
|Vous aviez raclé le mur.
|You had scraped the wall.
|ils avaient raclé
|Ils avaient raclé le banc.
|They had scraped the bench.
|elles avaient raclé
|Elles avaient raclé le sol.
|They had scraped the floor.
Other Conjugations for Racler.
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Racler – 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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