Introduction to the verb centupler
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The English translation of the French verb centupler is “to multiply by a hundred.” Its infinitive form is pronounced as “sahn-too-play.”
The word “centupler” comes from the Latin word “centuplus” which means “hundred times.” It is primarily used as a mathematical term in French, but can also be used in everyday language to express a significant increase in quantity or intensity.
In the Conditionnel Passé tense, centupler is used to express a hypothetical action that would have been multiplied by a hundred in the past. Here are three examples of its usage:
Si j’avais investi dans cette entreprise il y a 10 ans, j’aurais centuplé mon argent aujourd’hui. (If I had invested in this company 10 years ago, I would have multiplied my money by a hundred today.)
Si tu avais travaillé plus dur, tu aurais centuplé tes chances de réussite à l’examen. (If you had worked harder, you would have multiplied your chances of passing the exam by a hundred.)
Si elle avait suivi mes conseils, elle aurait centuplé ses ventes l’année dernière. (If she had followed my advice, she would have multiplied her sales by a hundred last year.)
Table of the Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of centupler
||Si j’avais investi, j’aurais centuplé mon argent.
||I would have multiplied my money if I had invested.
||Tu aurais centuplé tes efforts.
||You would have multiplied your efforts.
||Il aurait centuplé son salaire.
||He would have multiplied his salary.
||Elle aurait centuplé son énergie.
||She would have multiplied her energy.
||On aurait centuplé ses chances.
||One would have multiplied their chances.
||Nous aurions centuplé nos ressources.
||We would have multiplied our resources.
||Vous auriez centuplé vos bénéfices.
||You would have multiplied your profits.
||Ils auraient centuplé leur production.
||They would have multiplied their production.
||Elles auraient centuplé leurs possessions.
||They (female) would have multiplied their possessions.
Other Conjugations for Centupler.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb centupler
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb centupler
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb centupler
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb centupler
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb centupler
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb centupler
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb centupler
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb centupler
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb centupler
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb centupler
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb centupler
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb centupler
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb centupler
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb centupler
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb centupler (this article)
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb centupler
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb centupler
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Centupler – 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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