Introduction to the verb embarquer
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The English translation of embarquer is “to embark.” It is pronounced as “ahn-bar-kay.”
The verb embarquer comes from the Old French word “embarquer,” which is derived from the Latin word “imbarcare,” meaning “to put on board.” In everyday French, embarquer is most often used to describe the action of boarding or getting on a ship, plane, or other mode of transportation. It can also be used figuratively to mean “to get involved” or “to take part in.”
In the Conditionnel Passé tense, embarquer is used to express actions that would have been completed in the past if certain conditions had been met. For example: “Si j’avais eu plus d’argent, j’aurais embarqué sur ce bateau.” (If I had had more money, I would have boarded that ship.)
Here are three more examples of embarquer in the Conditionnel Passé tense:
Nous aurions embarqué plus tôt si nous avions su que le vol était en retard. (We would have boarded earlier if we had known the flight was delayed.)
Si tu avais été à l’aéroport à temps, tu aurais embarqué sur le même vol que moi. (If you had been at the airport on time, you would have boarded the same flight as me.)
Ils seraient embarqués depuis longtemps s’ils n’avaient pas raté leur train. (They would have been on board for a while if they hadn’t missed their train.)
Table of the Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of embarquer
|Si j’avais su, je t’aurais embarqué.
|I would have embarked you.
|Tu aurais embarqué plus tôt.
|You would have embarked earlier.
|Il aurait embarqué avec nous.
|He would have embarked with us.
|Elle aurait embarqué ses valises.
|She would have boarded her suitcases.
|On aurait embarqué dans le train.
|One would have boarded the train.
|Nous aurions embarqué sur le bateau.
|We would have embarked on the boat.
|Vous auriez embarqué avec eux.
|You would have embarked with them.
|Ils auraient embarqué leurs bagages.
|They would have boarded their luggage.
|Elles auraient embarqué d’autres passagers.
|They (female) would have embarked other passengers.
Other Conjugations for Embarquer.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb embarquer
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb embarquer
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb embarquer
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb embarquer
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb embarquer
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb embarquer
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb embarquer
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb embarquer
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb embarquer
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb embarquer
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb embarquer
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb embarquer
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb embarquer
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb embarquer
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb embarquer (this article)
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb embarquer
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb embarquer
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Embarquer – 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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