Introduction to the verb doser
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The English translation of the French verb doser is “to dose.” It is pronounced as “doh-zay.”
The word doser comes from the Latin word “dosare,” which means to “give by measure.” It is most often used in everyday French to describe the action of measuring or administering a certain amount of something, such as medicine or ingredients in a recipe.
In the Conditionnel Passé tense, doser is used to describe an action that would have been done in the past, if certain conditions had been met.
Here are three simple examples of doser used in the Conditionnel Passé tense with their English translations:
Si j’avais suivi la recette, j’aurais dosé le sel correctement.
Translation: If I had followed the recipe, I would have dosed the salt correctly.
Tu aurais mieux fait de doser la quantité de sucre dans le gâteau.
Translation: You would have done better to measure the amount of sugar in the cake.
Nous aurions dosé le médicament selon les instructions du médecin.
Translation: We would have administered the medicine according to the doctor’s instructions.
Table of the Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of doser
|Si j’avais su, je t’aurais dosé.
|I would have measured you.
|Tu aurais dosé la recette.
|You would have dosed the recipe.
|Il aurait dosé la solution.
|He would have measured the solution.
|Elle aurait dosé le médicament.
|She would have dosed the medicine.
|On aurait dosé le temps.
|One would have measured the time.
|Nous aurions dosé le mélange.
|We would have dosed the mixture.
|Vous auriez dosé le produit.
|You would have dosed the product.
|Ils auraient dosé le médicament.
|They would have dosed the medicine.
|Elles auraient dosé le sirop.
|They (female) would have dosed the syrup.
Other Conjugations for Doser.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb doser
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb doser
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb doser
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb doser
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb doser
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb doser
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb doser
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb doser
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb doser
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb doser
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb doser
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb doser
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb doser
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb doser
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb doser (this article)
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb doser
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb doser
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Doser – 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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