Introduction to the verb caviarder
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The English translation of the French verb caviarder is “to censor” or “to black out.” It is pronounced as “ka-vee-ar-dey” in the infinitive form.
The word caviarder comes from the word “caviar,” which is a delicacy often associated with luxury and extravagance. In the 19th century, caviar was used to cover up mistakes or imperfections in writing. This led to the verb caviarder being used to describe the act of censoring or redacting a document.
In everyday French, caviarder is most often used in the Conditionnel Passé tense, which is formed by conjugating the auxiliary verb “avoir” or “être” in the Conditionnel Present tense and adding the past participle of the verb caviarder.
Three simple examples of caviarder in the Conditionnel Passé tense are:
- Si je pouvais, j’aurais caviardé toutes les informations confidentielles avant de les envoyer. (If I could, I would have censored all the confidential information before sending it.)
- Vous auriez caviardé le passage controversé de votre discours. (You would have blacked out the controversial passage of your speech.)
- Les journalistes auraient caviardé les noms des témoins pour protéger leur identité. (The journalists would have censored the names of the witnesses to protect their identity.)
Table of the Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of caviarder
||Si j’avais su, je t’aurais caviardé.
||I would have censored you.
||Tu aurais caviardé plus tôt.
||You would have censored earlier.
||Il aurait caviardé des documents.
||He would have censored documents.
||Elle aurait caviardé son journal.
||She would have censored her journal.
||On aurait caviardé l’histoire.
||One would have censored the story.
||Nous aurions caviardé les informations.
||We would have censored the information.
||Vous auriez caviardé avec eux.
||You would have censored with them.
||Ils auraient caviardé les messages.
||They would have censored messages.
||Elles auraient caviardé des articles.
||They (female) would have censored articles.
Other Conjugations for Caviarder.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb caviarder
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb caviarder
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb caviarder
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb caviarder
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb caviarder
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb caviarder
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb caviarder
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb caviarder
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb caviarder
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb caviarder
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb caviarder
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb caviarder
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb caviarder
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb caviarder
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb caviarder (this article)
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb caviarder
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb caviarder
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Caviarder – 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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