Introduction to the verb comater
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The English translation of the French verb comater is “to be in a coma.” The infinitive form is pronounced as “ko-ma-ter.”
The word comater comes from the Latin word “coma,” meaning “deep sleep,” and was first used in the French language in the 13th century.
In everyday French, comater is most often used in the Conditionnel Passé tense, which expresses a hypothetical or imagined action in the past.
Here are three simple examples of comater used in the Conditionnel Passé tense, along with their English translations:
Si j’avais bu tout ce champagne, je serais peut-être comaté maintenant. (If I had drunk all that champagne, I might be in a coma now.)
Ils auraient comaté pendant des jours s’ils n’avaient pas été trouvés à temps. (They would have been in a coma for days if they hadn’t been found in time.)
Tu aurais comaté si tu avais mangé tout le gâteau tout seul. (You would have been in a coma if you had eaten the whole cake by yourself.)
Table of the Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of comater
||Si je n’avais pas mangé, j’aurais comaté.
||If I hadn’t eaten, I would have passed out.
||Tu aurais comaté plus longtemps.
||You would have been in a coma longer.
||Il aurait comaté après l’accident.
||He would have been in a coma after the accident.
||Elle aurait comaté pendant des heures.
||She would have been in a coma for hours.
||On aurait comaté si on avait bu trop.
||One would have passed out if they had drank too much.
||Nous aurions comaté ensemble.
||We would have passed out together.
||Vous auriez comaté en écoutant cette musique.
||You would have passed out while listening to this music.
||Ils auraient comaté après avoir fait la fête.
||They would have passed out after partying.
||Elles auraient comaté en regardant cette émission.
||They (female) would have passed out while watching this show.
Other Conjugations for Comater.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb comater
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comater
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comater
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comater
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comater
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comater
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comater
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comater
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comater
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comater
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comater
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comater
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comater
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comater
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comater (this article)
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comater
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comater
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Comater – 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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