Introduction to the verb bramer
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The English translation of the French verb bramer is “to bellow” or “to roar.” It is pronounced as “bra-may” in the infinitive form.
Bramer comes from the Old French word “braire,” meaning “to bellow,” and can be traced back to the Latin word “bragire,” meaning “to shout” or “to roar.”
In everyday French, the verb bramer is most often used in the Conditionnel Passé tense, which is the conditional past tense. This tense is used to talk about hypothetical or possible actions that would have happened in the past if certain conditions had been met.
Here are three simple examples of bramer in the Conditionnel Passé tense with their English translations:
- Si j’avais entendu le lion bramer, j’aurais eu peur. (If I had heard the lion bellow, I would have been scared.)
- Les vaches auraient bramé toute la nuit si elles n’avaient pas été nourries. (The cows would have bellowed all night if they hadn’t been fed.)
- Si le taureau avait bramé plus fort, il aurait gagné la compétition. (If the bull had roared louder, it would have won the competition.)
Table of the Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of bramer
||Si j’avais su, je t’aurais braié.
||I would have bellowed at you.
||Tu aurais braié plus tôt.
||You would have bellowed earlier.
||Il aurait braié dans la forêt.
||He would have bellowed in the forest.
||Elle aurait braié de joie.
||She would have bellowed with joy.
||On aurait braié toute la nuit.
||One would have bellowed all night.
||Nous aurions braié ensemble.
||We would have bellowed together.
||Vous auriez braié avec eux.
||You would have bellowed with them.
||Ils auraient braié de colère.
||They would have bellowed in anger.
||Elles auraient braié de plaisir.
||They (female) would have bellowed with pleasure.
Other Conjugations for Bramer.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb bramer
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bramer
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bramer
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bramer
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bramer
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bramer
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bramer
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bramer
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bramer
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bramer
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bramer
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bramer
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bramer
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bramer
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bramer (this article)
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bramer
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bramer
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Bramer – 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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