Introduction to the verb communier
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The English translation of the French verb communier is “to communicate” or “to commune.” It is pronounced “kaw-moo-nee-ay.”
The language origin of communier can be traced back to the Latin word “communio” which means “sharing” or “participation.” In everyday French, it is most often used in the Conditionnel Présent tense to express a hypothetical or possible action in the future.
- Si j’avais plus de temps, je communierais avec la nature tous les jours.
Translation: If I had more time, I would commune with nature every day.
- Vous communieriez avec les autres si vous étiez plus ouvert d’esprit.
Translation: You would communicate with others if you were more open-minded.
- Ils communieraient mieux s’ils arrêtaient de se disputer sans cesse.
Translation: They would communicate better if they stopped arguing all the time.
Table of the Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of communier
|Je communierais à l’église.
|I would commune at the church.
|Tu communierais avec moi.
|You would commune with me.
|Il communierait chaque dimanche.
|He would commune every Sunday.
|Elle communierait en silence.
|She would commune in silence.
|On communierait dans la nature.
|One would commune in nature.
|Nous communierions en famille.
|We would commune as a family.
|Vous communieriez à la messe.
|You would commune at mass.
|Ils communieraient en groupe.
|They would commune as a group.
|Elles communieraient ensemble.
|They would commune together.
Other Conjugations for Communier.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb communier
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb communier
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb communier
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb communier
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb communier
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb communier
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb communier
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb communier
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb communier
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb communier
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb communier
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb communier
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb communier
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb communier (this article)
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb communier
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb communier
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb communier
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Communier – 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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