Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb curer

Introduction to the verb curer

Get the Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) tense conjugation of curer. 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 curer is “to clean” or “to clear”.

The infinitive form of curer is pronounced “kyuh-reh”.

The word curer comes from the Latin word “cura” which means “care” or “concern”. In everyday French, curer is most commonly used in the Conditionnel Passé tense to express a past action that would have been done, had certain conditions been met.

Here are three simple examples of curer in the Conditionnel Passé tense, with their respective English translations:

  1. Si j’avais eu plus de temps, j’aurais curé ma chambre hier soir. (If I had had more time, I would have cleaned my room last night.)
  2. Elle aurait curé la vaisselle si elle n’était pas sortie avec ses amis. (She would have cleared the dishes if she hadn’t gone out with her friends.)
  3. Nous aurions dû curer le garage avant de partir en vacances. (We should have cleaned the garage before leaving for vacation.)

Table of the Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of curer

Pronoun Conjugation Example Usage English Translation
je aurais curé Si j’avais su, je t’aurais curé. I would have cleaned you.
tu aurais curé Tu aurais curé tes chaussures. You would have cleaned your shoes.
il aurait curé Il aurait curé la maison. He would have cleaned the house.
elle aurait curé Elle aurait curé ses vêtements. She would have cleaned her clothes.
on aurait curé On aurait curé la salle de bain. One would have cleaned the bathroom.
nous aurions curé Nous aurions curé nos bottes. We would have cleaned our boots.
vous auriez curé Vous auriez curé le jardin. You would have cleaned the garden.
ils auraient curé Ils auraient curé leurs instruments. They would have cleaned their instruments.
elles auraient curé Elles auraient curé leurs vases. They (female) would have cleaned their vases.

Other Conjugations for Curer.

    

    Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb curer
     

    Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb curer
     

    Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb curer
     

    Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb curer
     

    Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb curer
     

    Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb curer
     

    Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb curer
     

    Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb curer

    Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb curer

    Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb curer

    Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb curer
     

    Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb curer

    Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb curer
     

    Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb curer
     

    Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb curer  (this article)

    L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb curer

    L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb curer


    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 curer Conditionnel Passé tense conjugation!

Curer – 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.

NOTE: To take a deep dive into all the French tenses then see my article on Mastering French Tense Conjugation.

Formation

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

Conditional Present

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.) 

Conditional Future

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.)

Summary

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.

Want More?

I hope you enjoyed this article on the verb curer. Still in a learning mood? Check out another TOTALLY random French verb conjugation!

Similar Posts