Introduction to the verb carcailler
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The English translation of the French verb carcailler is “to cackle” or “to chatter”.
The infinitive form of carcailler is pronounced “kar-kay-ee”.
The word carcailler is derived from the French word “carcaillerie” which means the sound of cackling or chattering. It is most often used in everyday French in the Conditionnel Passé tense, which is used to express a hypothetical or uncertain past action.
Si j’avais su cela, j’aurais carcaillé toute la nuit. (If I had known that, I would have cackled all night.)
Elle aurait carcaillé toute la journée si elle n’avait pas été fatiguée. (She would have chattered all day if she wasn’t tired.)
Nous aurions carcaillé de peur si nous avions vu ce film seul. (We would have cackled in fear if we had seen that movie alone.)
Table of the Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of carcailler
|Si j’avais plus de temps, j’aurais carcaillé avec toi.
|I would have joked with you if I had more time.
|Tu aurais sûrement carcaillé si tu avais été là.
|You would have surely joked if you had been there.
|Il aurait carcaillé avec ses collègues s’il était moins timide.
|He would have joked with his colleagues if he wasn’t so shy.
|Elle aurait peut-être carcaillé avec sa famille hier.
|She might have joked with her family yesterday.
|On aurait carcaillé toute la nuit si on avait pu rester en ville.
|We would have joked all night if we could have stayed in the city.
|Nous aurions carcaillé pendant des heures si on s’était vu plus tôt.
|We would have joked for hours if we had seen each other earlier.
|Vous auriez probablement carcaillé si vous aviez pris un verre de plus.
|You would have probably joked if you had one more drink.
|Ils auraient sûrement carcaillé en retournant à l’école.
|They would have surely joked when going back to school.
|Elles auraient sûrement carcaillé si elles avaient été ensemble.
|They (female) would have surely joked if they had been together.
Other Conjugations for Carcailler.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb carcailler
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb carcailler
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb carcailler
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb carcailler
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb carcailler
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb carcailler
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb carcailler
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb carcailler
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb carcailler
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb carcailler
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb carcailler
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb carcailler
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb carcailler
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb carcailler
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb carcailler (this article)
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb carcailler
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb carcailler
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Carcailler – 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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