Introduction to the verb bedonner
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The English translation of the French verb bedonner is “to make someone fat” or “to plump up”. It is pronounced as “bay-doh-nay” in the infinitive form.
The word bedonner comes from the obsolete French word “bedon” which means “belly” or “paunch”. It is most often used in colloquial and informal French to describe the action of making someone or something fat, usually with the intention of being playful or teasing.
In the Conditionnel Présent tense, bedonner is conjugated as “je bedonnerais”, “tu bedonnerais”, “il/elle/on bedonnerait”, “nous bedonnerions”, “vous bedonneriez”, “ils/elles bedonneraient”. This tense is used to express a hypothetical or uncertain action in the present.
Here are three simple examples of bedonner in the Conditionnel Présent tense with their English translations:
- Si je mangeais autant que toi, je bedonnerais certainement. (If I ate as much as you, I would definitely get fat.)
- Tu sais que si tu continues à manger des sucreries, tu bedonnerais rapidement. (You know that if you keep eating sweets, you would quickly get chubby.)
- Si on avait un bébé, je me demande si on le bedonnerait avec des gâteaux. (If we had a baby, I wonder if we would fatten him up with cakes.)
Table of the Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of bedonner
||Je bedonnerais si je pouvais l’acheter.
||I would buy it if I could.
||Tu bedonnerais trop de gâteaux.
||You would eat too many cakes.
||Il bedonnerait après un repas copieux.
||He would have a big belly after a heavy meal.
||Elle bedonnerait à cause du stress.
||She would have a bloated stomach due to stress.
||On bedonnerait souvent en vacances.
||One would often indulge on vacation.
||Nous bedonnerions en mangeant du fromage.
||We would get a potbelly from eating cheese.
||Vous bedonneriez devant la télévision.
||You would get a beer belly in front of the TV.
||Ils bedonneraient s’ils arrêtaient de faire du sport.
||They would have bellies if they stopped exercising.
||Elles bedonneraient après un bon repas.
||They would have a bloated stomach after a good meal.
Other Conjugations for Bedonner.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb bedonner
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bedonner
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bedonner
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bedonner
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bedonner
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bedonner
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bedonner
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bedonner
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bedonner
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bedonner
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bedonner
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bedonner
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bedonner
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bedonner (this article)
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bedonner
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bedonner
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bedonner
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Bedonner – About the French Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense
The French “Conditionnel Présent” tense, often called the present conditional tense in English, is used to express actions or events that are considered hypothetical, possible, or uncertain in the present or future. It’s the equivalent of “would” or “could” in English.
To form the Conditionnel Présent tense for regular verbs, you take the infinitive form of the verb and add the appropriate endings. For example, using the verb “parler” (to speak):
Je parlerais (I would speak)
Tu parlerais (You would speak)
Il/elle/on parlerait (He/she/one would speak)
Nous parlerions (We would speak)
Vous parleriez (You would speak)
Ils/elles parleraient (They would speak)
Note – For irregular verbs, the stem might change, so you need to memorize the conjugation.
Common Everyday Usage Patterns
Expressing Polite Requests
The Conditionnel Présent is often used to make polite requests or suggestions. Instead of using the imperative, which can be more direct, the conditional is softer and more courteous. For example: “Je voudrais un café, s’il vous plaît” (I would like a coffee, please).
Expressing Hypothetical Situations
It’s used to talk about hypothetical or unreal situations. For instance, “Si j’avais de l’argent, j’achèterais une nouvelle voiture” (If I had money, I would buy a new car).
Expressing Doubt or Uncertainty
The conditional can convey doubt or uncertainty about something in the present or future. “Il serait peut-être en retard” (He might be late).
Interactions with Other Tenses
The Conditionnel Présent is often used with the present tense to express hypothetical or conditional statements. For example, “Si tu viens demain, nous irons au cinéma” (If you come tomorrow, we will go to the movies).
The Conditionnel Présent can also be used with past tenses like the imparfait to indicate a past hypothetical action. For instance, “J’aurais aimé être là hier” (I would have liked to be there yesterday).
The Conditionnel Présent can be combined with the future tense to indicate future actions that are dependent on certain conditions. For example, “Il viendrait si tu l’invitais” (He would come if you invited him).
If you want to express a hypothetical action in the past that didn’t happen, you can use the Conditionnel Présent with the past participle to form the conditional perfect. For example, “Il aurait fini son travail s’il n’était pas tombé malade” (He would have finished his work if he hadn’t gotten sick).
The Conditionnel Présent is a versatile tense in French, allowing speakers to discuss possibilities, hypothetical scenarios, and make polite requests. It’s essential to understand its usage patterns and how it interacts with other tenses to communicate effectively in various situations.
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