Introduction to the verb coaguler
Get the Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) tense conjugation of coaguler. Includes a FREE downloadable reference sheet (no email required). Alternatively if you have a lot of text to check then use our free French Grammar Checker – no registration required!
The English translation of the French verb coaguler is “to coagulate.” The infinitive form of coaguler is pronounced as “kwa-gu-lay.”
The word coaguler comes from the Latin word “coagulare,” meaning “to curdle” or “to clot.” It entered the French language in the 14th century and is derived from the Old French word “coaguler,” which has the same meaning.
In everyday French, coaguler is most often used in the Conditionnel Passé tense, which expresses a hypothetical or uncertain action in the past. Here are three simple examples of its usage in this tense, with their respective English translations:
Si nous avions réfrigéré le lait, il ne se serait pas coagulé. (If we had refrigerated the milk, it wouldn’t have coagulated.)
Vous auriez dû utiliser du citron pour éviter que la mayonnaise ne coagule. (You should have used lemon to prevent the mayonnaise from coagulating.)
Si je n’avais pas mélangé le sucre à l’eau chaude, il se serait coagulé en cristaux. (If I hadn’t mixed the sugar with hot water, it would have coagulated into crystals.)
Table of the Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of coaguler
||Si je n’avais pas pris mon médicament, j’aurais coagulé.
||If I had not taken my medication, I would have coagulated.
||Tu aurais coagulé en voyant ça.
||You would have coagulated seeing that.
||Il aurait coagulé s’il n’avait pas eu de pansement.
||He would have coagulated if he had not had a bandage.
||Elle aurait coagulé en regardant le sang.
||She would have coagulated looking at the blood.
||On aurait coagulé à cause de cette blessure.
||One would have coagulated because of this injury.
||Nous aurions coagulé trop vite.
||We would have coagulated too quickly.
||Vous auriez coagulé en entendant cette histoire.
||You would have coagulated hearing this story.
||Ils auraient coagulé à la vue de cet accident.
||They would have coagulated at the sight of this accident.
||Elles auraient coagulé en touchant le sang.
||They (female) would have coagulated by touching the blood.
Other Conjugations for Coaguler.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb coaguler
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaguler
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaguler
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaguler
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaguler
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaguler
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaguler
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaguler
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaguler
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaguler
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaguler
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaguler
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaguler
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaguler
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaguler (this article)
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaguler
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb coaguler
Struggling with French verbs or the language in general? Why not use our free French Grammar Checker – no registration required!
Get a FREE Download Study Sheet of this Conjugation 🔥
Simply right click the image below, click “save image” and get your free reference for the coaguler Conditionnel Passé tense conjugation!
Coaguler – 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.
I hope you enjoyed this article on the verb coaguler. Still in a learning mood? Check out another TOTALLY random French verb conjugation!