Introduction to the verb badiner
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The English translation of the French verb badiner is “to joke” or “to banter.” It is pronounced as “bah-dee-neh.”
Badiner comes from the Old French word “badin,” which means “jester” or “merry fellow.” It is most often used in everyday French to describe playful or humorous teasing between friends or acquaintances.
In the Conditionnel Passé tense, badiner is used to express a hypothetical action or situation in the past. It is formed by using the conditional form of the auxiliary verb “avoir” or “être” followed by the past participle of badiner.
Example 1: Si j’avais su que tu étais si sensible, je ne t’aurais pas badiné hier soir. (If I had known you were so sensitive, I wouldn’t have teased you last night.)
Example 2: Ils auraient peut-être gagné la partie si tu n’avais pas passé tout le match à badiner avec l’arbitre. (They might have won the game if you hadn’t spent the whole match bantering with the referee.)
Example 3: Nous serions arrivés plus tôt si vous n’aviez pas passé autant de temps à badiner en chemin. (We would have arrived earlier if you hadn’t spent so much time joking around on the way.)
Table of the Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of badiner
|Si j’avais su, j’aurais badiné.
|I would have joked.
|Tu aurais badiné plus tôt.
|You would have joked earlier.
|Il aurait badiné avec nous.
|He would have joked with us.
|Elle aurait badiné sur la plage.
|She would have joked on the beach.
|On aurait badiné avec humour.
|One would have joked with humor.
|Nous aurions badiné ensemble.
|We would have joked together.
|Vous auriez badiné avec elle.
|You would have joked with her.
|Ils auraient badiné toute la nuit.
|They would have joked all night.
|Elles auraient badiné sur la plage.
|They (female) would have joked on the beach.
Other Conjugations for Badiner.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb badiner
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb badiner
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb badiner
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb badiner
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb badiner
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb badiner
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb badiner
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb badiner
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb badiner
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb badiner
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb badiner
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb badiner
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb badiner
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb badiner
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb badiner (this article)
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb badiner
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb badiner
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Badiner – About the French Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense
The French “Conditionnel Passé” is a compound tense used to express hypothetical or unreal actions in the past. It is formed by combining the conditional of the auxiliary verb “avoir” or “être” and the past participle of the main verb.
Start with the conditional of the auxiliary verb: For most verbs, use “aurais” (for “avoir”) or “serais” (for “être”) as the conditional form.
With “avoir”: j’aurais, tu aurais, il/elle/on aurait, nous aurions, vous auriez, ils/elles auraient.
With “être”: je serais, tu serais, il/elle/on serait, nous serions, vous seriez, ils/elles seraient.
Add the past participle of the main verb to this conditional form.
For example, if you want to say “I would have done,” you would use “j’aurais fait.” If you want to say “She would have gone,” you would use “elle serait allée.”
Common Everyday Usage Patterns
Expressing Unreal Past Scenarios
The Conditionnel Passé is often used to talk about actions that did not happen in the past, but you are speculating about what would have occurred if they had. It’s a way to discuss hypothetical situations in the past.
Si j’avais su, je t’aurais aidé. (If I had known, I would have helped you.)
Il serait venu s’il avait eu le temps. (He would have come if he had had the time.)
Polite Requests or Suggestions
It can be used to make polite requests or suggestions in the past.
Pourriez-vous m’aider, s’il vous plaît ? (Could you have helped me, please?)
Expressing Doubt or Uncertainty
It can convey doubt or uncertainty regarding past events.
Il aurait peut-être oublié notre rendez-vous. (He might have forgotten our appointment.)
Interactions with Other Tenses
You can use the Conditionnel Passé in combination with the conditional present to describe past actions that were hypothetical at the time they were spoken about. J’aurais aimé que tu m’appelles hier. (I would have liked you to call me yesterday.)
Indicative Past Tenses
You might use the Conditionnel Passé alongside indicative past tenses like the passé composé to contrast hypothetical and real past events. Il est venu hier, mais s’il avait pu, il serait venu la semaine dernière. (He came yesterday, but if he could have, he would have come last week.)
In some cases, you can use the Conditionnel Passé in combination with the conditional future to discuss unreal past events that could have consequences in the future. Si j’avais réussi mon examen, j’aurais un meilleur travail. (If I had passed my exam, I would have a better job.)
In summary, the Conditionnel Passé is used to express hypothetical or unreal actions in the past. It is often used in conjunction with other tenses to convey various nuances in French, allowing speakers to discuss imaginary past scenarios, make polite requests, or express doubt about past events.
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