Introduction to the verb emménager
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The English translation of the French verb emménager is “to move in” or “to settle in.” The infinitive form is pronounced as “eh-may-nah-zhey.”
The word emménager is derived from the French word “ménage,” which means “household.” It is a combination of the prefix “em-” meaning “in” and the verb “ménager” meaning “to manage.” It is most often used to refer to the action of moving into a new house or apartment and getting it organized and set up.
In everyday French, the Conditionnel Passé tense is used to talk about an action or event that would have happened in the past, but did not occur. It is often used to express regrets or hypothetical situations. Here are three simple examples of emménager in the Conditionnel Passé tense:
- Si j’avais trouvé un nouvel emploi, j’aurais emménagé dans une plus grande maison. (If I had found a new job, I would have moved into a bigger house.)
- Ils auraient emménagé dans leur nouvelle maison s’ils avaient reçu les clés à temps. (They would have moved into their new house if they had received the keys on time.)
- Nous aurions emménagé ensemble si nous avions décidé de vivre à Paris. (We would have moved in together if we had decided to live in Paris.)
In all three examples, the verb emménager is conjugated in the Conditionnel Passé tense with the auxiliary verb “avoir.” The English translations also use the conditional tense to convey the same meaning.
Table of the Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of emménager
|Si j’avais eu plus de temps, je serais déjà emménagé.
|If I had had more time, I would have already moved in.
|Tu aurais emménagé avec moi si tu avais pu.
|You would have moved in with me if you could have.
|Il aurait emménagé dans un nouvel appartement.
|He would have moved into a new apartment.
|Elle aurait emménagé avec son copain.
|She would have moved in with her boyfriend.
|On aurait emménagé dans une nouvelle ville.
|One would have moved to a new city.
|Nous aurions emménagé plus tôt si on avait trouvé un appartement.
|We would have moved in earlier if we had found an apartment.
|Vous auriez emménagé dans un endroit plus calme.
|You would have moved into a quieter place.
|Ils auraient emménagé en banlieue.
|They would have moved to the suburbs.
|Elles auraient emménagé dans une maison plus grande.
|They (female) would have moved into a bigger house.
Other Conjugations for Emménager.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb emménager
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb emménager
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb emménager
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb emménager
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb emménager
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb emménager
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb emménager
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb emménager
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb emménager
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb emménager
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb emménager
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb emménager
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb emménager
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb emménager
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb emménager (this article)
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb emménager
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb emménager
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Emménager – 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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