Introduction to the verb brifer
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The English translation of the French verb brifer is “to bribe.” It is pronounced “bree-fay.”
The origin of the word brifer comes from the Old French verb “briber,” which means “to beg” or “to ask for alms.” Over time, it took on the meaning of offering a gift or money in exchange for a favor or service.
In everyday French, the verb brifer is most often used in the Futur Antérieur tense, which is the future perfect tense. This tense is used to express an action that will have been completed before another future action. In other words, it is used to describe something that will have happened in the future.
Three examples of brifer in Futur Antérieur tense are:
Je te briferai pour que tu me laisses entrer dans le club privé. (I will bribe you so that you let me into the private club.)
Ils auront brifé les officiels pour obtenir le permis de construire. (They will have bribed the officials to obtain the building permit.)
Elle nous aura brifé avant la réunion pour que nous soyons bien préparés. (She will have briefed us before the meeting so that we are well prepared.)
Table of the Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of brifer
|J’aurai brièfè mon collègue.
|I will have briefed my colleague.
|tu auras brièfè
|Tu auras brièfè ta famille.
|You will have briefed your family.
|il aura brièfè
|Il aura brièfè son équipe.
|He will have briefed his team.
|elle aura brièfè
|Elle aura brièfè son patron.
|She will have briefed her boss.
|on aura brièfè
|On aura brièfè toute l’entreprise.
|One/We will have briefed the whole company.
|nous aurons brièfè
|Nous aurons brièfè nos clients.
|We will have briefed our clients.
|vous aurez brièfè
|Vous aurez brièfè les journalistes.
|You will have briefed the journalists.
|ils auront brièfè
|Ils auront brièfè les candidats.
|They will have briefed the candidates.
|elles auront brièfè
|Elles auront brièfè leurs collègues.
|They will have briefed their colleagues.
Other Conjugations for Brifer.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb brifer
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brifer
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brifer
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brifer
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brifer
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brifer
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brifer
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brifer
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brifer (this article)
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brifer
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brifer
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brifer
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brifer
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brifer
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brifer
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brifer
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brifer
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Brifer – About the French Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense
The French futur antérieur tense is a compound tense used to express actions or events that will have occurred in the future before another action takes place. It is formed by using the future tense of the auxiliary verb “avoir” or “être” (depending on the main verb) followed by the past participle of the main verb.
1. For most verbs, use “avoir” as the auxiliary verb:
– Subject + future tense of “avoir” + past participle
Example with the verb “manger” (to eat):
– J’aurai mangé (I will have eaten)
– Tu auras mangé (You will have eaten)
– Il/elle/on aura mangé (He/She/One will have eaten)
– Nous aurons mangé (We will have eaten)
– Vous aurez mangé (You will have eaten)
– Ils/elles auront mangé (They will have eaten)
2. For a select group of verbs, use “être” as the auxiliary verb. These are typically verbs of motion or state-changing verbs (e.g., aller, venir, naître, mourir, partir, etc.). The formation is the same, but the auxiliary verb is “être.”
Example with the verb “partir” (to leave):
– Je serai parti(e) (I will have left)
– Tu seras parti(e) (You will have left)
– Il/elle/on sera parti(e) (He/She/One will have left)
– Nous serons parti(e)s (We will have left)
– Vous serez parti(e)(s) (You will have left)
– Ils/elles seront parti(e)s (They will have left)
Common Everyday Usage Patterns
1. The futur antérieur is used to express an action that will be completed before a specific point in the future. For example:
– Je partirai dès que j’aurai fini mon travail. (I will leave as soon as I have finished my work.)
– Ils seront rentrés avant que la pluie commence. (They will have returned before the rain starts.)
2. It is often used with time expressions that indicate when the action will occur relative to another future action, such as “dès que” (as soon as), “avant que” (before), “une fois que” (once), etc.
Interactions with Other Tenses
– The futur antérieur tense is commonly used in combination with the future simple (futur simple) and other tenses to indicate the sequence of actions in the future. The futur antérieur typically refers to the action that will have been completed before another action takes place.
– Quand tu auras terminé ton devoir, tu pourras sortir. (When you have finished your homework, you can go out.)
– J’irai te voir après que tu seras rentré. (I will visit you after you have returned.)
The futur antérieur tense is used to express completed actions in the future that will occur before another specified future action or event. It’s a crucial tense for describing the chronological order of events in French.
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