Translation of pluperfect in Spanish:

pluperfect

pluscuamperfecto, n.

Pronunciation /pluːˈpəːfɪkt//ˌpluˈpərfɪkt/

noun

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    pluscuamperfecto masculine
    • He also fails to note our point that even without the pluperfect the story is perfectly consistent.
    • The pluperfect must be mastered first for the examination.

adjective

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    pluscuamperfecto
    • This, in effect, is what the pluperfect tense achieves when we say something like ‘John had already eaten when Mary arrived’, meaning that his eating was already past when the past event of Mary's arrival occurred.
    • You started with the present tense, you then went to the past tense and now you have gone to the pluperfect past tense.