Introduction to the verb calandrer
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The English translation of the French verb calandrer is “to calendar” or “to roll.” It is pronounced “kah-lahn-dreh.”
The word calandrer comes from the Old French word “calendrier,” which refers to a device used for smoothing and compressing fabric. It is most commonly used in everyday French in the Conditionnel Passé tense, which is used to express a past possibility or hypothetical situation.
Here are three simple examples of calandrer being used in the Conditionnel Passé tense:
Si j’avais calandré ces tissus, ils auraient été beaucoup plus lisses. (If I had calendared those fabrics, they would have been much smoother.)
Nous aurions dû calandrer ces feuilles de papier pour qu’elles soient plus épaisses. (We should have calendared these paper sheets to make them thicker.)
Si vous aviez calandré cette pièce de tissu, elle n’aurait pas été aussi froissée. (If you had calendared this piece of fabric, it wouldn’t have been as wrinkled.)
Table of the Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of calandrer
|Si j’avais eu le temps, je t’aurais calandré.
|If I had had time, I would have ironed you.
|Tu aurais calandré tes chemises.
|You would have ironed your shirts.
|Il aurait calandré son pantalon.
|He would have ironed his pants.
|Elle aurait calandré sa robe.
|She would have ironed her dress.
|On aurait calandré le linge.
|One would have ironed the laundry.
|Nous aurions calandré nos vêtements.
|We would have ironed our clothes.
|Vous auriez calandré les draps.
|You would have ironed the sheets.
|Ils auraient calandré leurs costumes.
|They would have ironed their suits.
|Elles auraient calandré leurs jupes.
|They (female) would have ironed their skirts.
Other Conjugations for Calandrer.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb calandrer
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb calandrer
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb calandrer
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb calandrer
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb calandrer
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb calandrer
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb calandrer
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb calandrer
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb calandrer
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb calandrer
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb calandrer
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb calandrer
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb calandrer
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb calandrer
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb calandrer (this article)
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb calandrer
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb calandrer
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Calandrer – 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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