Introduction to the verb exalter
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The English translation of the French verb exalter is “to exalt” or “to praise.” The infinitive form of exalter is pronounced as “eg-zal-teh.”
The word exalter comes from the Latin word “exaltare,” meaning “to raise,” “to elevate,” or “to praise.” In everyday French, exalter is most often used in its past conditional form, known as the Conditionnel Passé. This tense is used to express actions that would have taken place in the past if certain conditions had been met.
Examples of exalter in the Conditionnel Passé tense with their English translations are:
Si j’avais été là, je t’aurais exalté devant tout le monde. (If I had been there, I would have praised you in front of everyone.)
Elle se serait sentie exaltée si elle avait réussi son examen. (She would have felt elated if she had passed her exam.)
Nous aurions exalté nos réalisations si nous avions remporté le match. (We would have celebrated our achievements if we had won the game.)
Table of the Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of exalter
|Si j’avais su, je t’aurais exalté.
|I would have exalted you.
|Tu aurais exalté plus tôt.
|You would have exalted earlier.
|Il aurait exalté sa réussite.
|He would have exalted his success.
|Elle aurait exalté leur mariage.
|She would have exalted their marriage.
|On aurait exalté cette belle journée.
|One would have exalted this beautiful day.
|Nous aurions exalté la nature.
|We would have exalted nature.
|Vous auriez exalté votre équipe.
|You would have exalted your team.
|Ils auraient exalté leur victoire.
|They would have exalted their victory.
|Elles auraient exalté leur amitié.
|They (female) would have exalted their friendship.
Other Conjugations for Exalter.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb exalter
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb exalter
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb exalter
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb exalter
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb exalter
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb exalter
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb exalter
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb exalter
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb exalter
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb exalter
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb exalter
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb exalter
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb exalter
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb exalter
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb exalter (this article)
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb exalter
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb exalter
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Exalter – 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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