Introduction to the verb cogérer
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The English translation of the French verb cogérer is “to co-manage” or “to jointly manage.” The infinitive form, cogérer, is pronounced as “koh-zheh-ray.”
Cogérer comes from the Latin word gerere, meaning “to manage.” It is a combination of the prefix co- meaning “together” and gerer, resulting in the meaning of “to manage together.” It is most often used in everyday French in the Conditionnel Passé tense, which is equivalent to the English conditional perfect tense.
Here are three simple examples of cogérer in the Conditionnel Passé tense and their translations:
Si nous avions cogéré l’entreprise, nous aurions eu plus de succès. (If we had co-managed the company, we would have been more successful.)
Ils auraient mieux géré leur budget s’ils avaient cogéré leurs finances. (They would have managed their budget better if they had co-managed their finances.)
Je serais ravie de cogérer ce projet avec vous. (I would be delighted to co-manage this project with you.)
Table of the Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of cogérer
||Si j’avais su, je t’aurais cogéré.
||I would have co-managed with you.
||Tu aurais cogéré plus tôt.
||You would have co-managed earlier.
||Il aurait cogéré la situation.
||He would have co-managed the situation.
||Elle aurait cogéré avec son partenaire.
||She would have co-managed with her partner.
||On aurait cogéré ensemble.
||One would have co-managed together.
||Nous aurions cogéré le projet.
||We would have co-managed the project.
||Vous auriez cogéré avec eux.
||You would have co-managed with them.
||Ils auraient cogéré l’entreprise.
||They would have co-managed the company.
||Elles auraient cogéré les finances.
||They (female) would have co-managed the finances.
Other Conjugations for Cogérer.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb cogérer
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cogérer
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cogérer
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cogérer
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cogérer
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cogérer
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cogérer
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cogérer
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cogérer
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cogérer
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cogérer
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cogérer
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cogérer
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cogérer
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cogérer (this article)
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cogérer
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cogérer
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Cogérer – 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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