Introduction to the verb cohériter
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The English translation of the French verb cohériter is “to inherit together.” It is pronounced as “ko-ey-tey-ray”.
The verb cohériter comes from the Latin word “coheres”, meaning “heir”. It is most commonly used in everyday French in the Conditionnel Passé tense, which expresses a hypothetical or possible action that would have happened in the past.
Example 1: Si j’avais gagné à la loterie, nous aurions cohérité ensemble.
Translation: If I had won the lottery, we would have inherited together.
Example 2: Ils auraient cohérité de leur grand-mère si elle n’avait pas tout donné à une association caritative.
Translation: They would have inherited from their grandmother if she had not given everything to a charity.
Example 3: Tu aurais cohérité de ta tante si elle n’avait pas eu d’enfants.
Translation: You would have inherited from your aunt if she had not had any children.
Table of the Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of cohériter
||Si j’avais su, j’aurais cohérité.
||I would have shared inheritance.
||Tu aurais cohérité avec ta soeur.
||You would have shared inheritance with your sister.
||Il aurait cohérit avec son frère.
||He would have shared inheritance with his brother.
||Elle aurait cohérit avec sa cousine.
||She would have shared inheritance with her cousin.
||On aurait cohérit avec eux.
||One would have shared inheritance with them.
||Nous aurions cohérit ensemble.
||We would have shared inheritance together.
||Vous auriez cohérit avec vos cousins.
||You would have shared inheritance with your cousins.
||Ils auraient cohérit en famille.
||They would have shared inheritance as a family.
||Elles auraient cohérit toutes les deux.
||They (female) would have shared inheritance together.
Other Conjugations for Cohériter.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb cohériter
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cohériter
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cohériter
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cohériter
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cohériter
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cohériter
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cohériter
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cohériter
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cohériter
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cohériter
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cohériter
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cohériter
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cohériter
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cohériter
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cohériter (this article)
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cohériter
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cohériter
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Cohériter – 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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