French Tenses

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Mind Map on French Tenses, created by Libby D on 10/11/2014.

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French Tenses
1 Past
1.1 Imperfect
1.1.1 2 steps Subject+verb stem with ending Je stem+ais Tu stem+ais Il/Elle/on stem+ait Nous stem+ions Vous stem+iez Ils/Elles stem+aient Ils regardaient Vous regardiez Nous regardions ll regardait Tu regardais Je regardais TIP-Most common verb stems can be found in the middle section of your french dictionary
1.1.2 was, used to... It's used to described something that happened over a period of time, 'i used to walk to school' Or has been interrupted by the perfect, 'i was talking on the phone when...'
1.2 Perfect
1.2.1 'the equivalent of 'ed' in English, 'watched' or 'played' The action has been completed
1.2.2 3 steps Subject+'part of avoir'+past participle Je+ai Tu es Il/Elle/On a Nous avons Vous avez Ils/Elles ont Ils ont regarde Vous avez regarde Nous avons regarde Il a regarde Tu es regarde J'ai regarde Last E has an accent on Or, Subject+part of 'etre'+different past participle TIP- A nice way to remember the verbs that follow etre is MRS VAN DER TRAMP or MR V DREAMPANTS Sortir Tombe Naitre Aller Partir Monter Arrive Entre Retourner Descendu Venir Reste Mourir Die Stay Come Down Return Enter Arrive Go up Leave Go Born Fall Go out They are also all to do with movement Je suis Tu es Il/Elle/On est Nous sommes Vous etes Ils/Elles
2 Future
2.1 Near
2.1.1 'I am going to...'
2.1.2 3 steps Subject+ part of 'aller'+infinitive Je vais... Tu vas... Il/Elle/On va... Nous allons... Vous allez... Ils/Elles vont... Ils vont boire Vous allez prendre Nous allons aller Il va jouer Tu vas manger Je vais regarder
2.2 Simple
2.2.1 TIP-If you know someone called Will, call them 'Simple Will' throughout your french lessons. The simple future is, 'I will...' Hence, 'Simple Will'
2.2.2 2 steps Subject+Infinitive and endings Je inf+ai Tu inf+as Il/Elle/On inf+a Nous inf+ons Vous inf+ez Ils/Elles inf+ont Ils Mangeront Vous Mangerez Nous Mangerons Il Mangera Tu Mangeras Je Mangerai
3 Present Tense
3.1 3 steps
3.1.1 Subject+stem+ending Je stem+no ending Tu stem+es Il/Elle/On stem+no ending Nous stem+ons Vous stem+ez Ils/Elles stem+ent lls regardent Vous regardez Nous regardons Il regarde Tu regardes Je regarde these endings are for -er and -re verbs
4 Conditional
4.1 Subjuct+stem+ending
4.1.1 Je stem+ais Tu stem+ais Il/Elle/On stem+ait Nous stem+ions Vous stem+iez Ils/Elles stem+aient Ils voudraient Vous voudriez Nous voudrions Il voudrait Tu voudrais Je voudrais
4.2 I would...
4.3 TIP- I would just use, 'Je voudrais' in your writing CA as its simple
4.4 Je voudrais- I would like
4.4.1 Je souhaiterhais- I would wish to
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