Introduction to the verb bourder
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The English translation of the French verb bourder is “to joke around” or “to tease.” It is pronounced [buʁ.de].
The origin of bourder can be traced back to the Old French word “bordier,” meaning “to jest” or “to be playful.” In modern French, it is most often used in everyday conversation to express lighthearted teasing or joking.
In the Conditionnel Présent tense, bourder is conjugated as follows:
- Je bourderais (I would joke around)
- Tu bourderais (You would joke around)
- Il/Elle bourderait (He/She would joke around)
- Nous bourderions (We would joke around)
- Vous bourderiez (You would joke around)
- Ils/Elles bourderaient (They would joke around)
Here are three simple examples of bourder in the Conditionnel Présent tense, with their English translations:
- Si j’avais plus de temps, je bourderais avec mes amis toute la journée. (If I had more time, I would joke around with my friends all day long.)
- Je ne sais pas si elle va apprécier, mais je lui bourderais un peu pour la taquiner. (I’m not sure if she will appreciate it, but I would tease her a little bit to playfully tease her.)
- Si tu ne veux pas faire tes devoirs, je te bourderais pour te motiver. (If you don’t want to do your homework, I would joke around with you to motivate you.)
Table of the Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of bourder
||Je bourderais si j’étais toi.
||I would make a mistake if I were you.
||Tu ne bourderais jamais.
||You would never make a mistake.
||Il bourderait en parlant.
||He would make a mistake while talking.
||Elle ne bourderait pas d’argent.
||She would not make a mistake with money.
||On bourderait souvent en jouant.
||One would often make a mistake while playing.
||Nous ne bourderions pas devant tout le monde.
||We would not make a mistake in front of everyone.
||Vous bourderiez en conduisant.
||You would make a mistake while driving.
||Ils bourderaient ensemble.
||They would make a mistake together.
||Elles ne bourderaient pas souvent.
||They would not make a mistake often.
Other Conjugations for Bourder.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb bourder
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bourder
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bourder
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bourder
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bourder
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bourder
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bourder
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bourder
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bourder
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bourder
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bourder
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bourder
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bourder
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bourder (this article)
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bourder
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bourder
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bourder
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Bourder – 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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