Introduction to the verb carapater
The English translation of the French verb carapater is “to scamper away” or “to bolt”. It is pronounced “ka-ra-pa-tey”.
The word carapater comes from the French word “carapace”, meaning shell or protective covering, and the suffix “-ater” which indicates a movement or action. Therefore, the literal translation of carapater is “to move like a shell”.
In everyday French, carapater is most often used in the Futur Simple tense to indicate a future action or prediction. It is commonly used in spoken language and can also have a slightly informal or playful connotation.
Here are three simple examples of carapater in Futur Simple tense with their English translations:
- Je carapaterai dès que je verrai une araignée. (I will scamper away as soon as I see a spider.)
- Tu carapateras vite si tu veux attraper le ballon. (You will have to bolt quickly if you want to catch the ball.)
- Les enfants carapateront dans le jardin toute la journée. (The children will scamper around the garden all day.)
Table of the Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of carapater
|Je carapaterai vers la sortie.
|I will scamper towards the exit.
|Tu carapateras vers la cuisine.
|You will scamper towards the kitchen.
|Il carapatera vers la forêt.
|He will scamper towards the forest.
|Elle carapatera vers l’école.
|She will scamper towards the school.
|On carapatera vers la plage.
|One/We will scamper towards the beach.
|Nous carapaterons vers le centre-ville.
|We will scamper towards downtown.
|Vous carapatererez vers le parc.
|You will scamper towards the park.
|Ils carapateront vers la montagne.
|They will scamper towards the mountain.
|Elles carapateront vers le lac.
|They will scamper towards the lake.
Other Conjugations for Carapater.
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Carapater – About the French Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense
Formation of Futur Simple
For regular -er verbs (e.g., parler – to speak)
For regular -ir verbs (e.g., finir – to finish)
For regular -re verbs (e.g., vendre – to sell)
Common Everyday Usage Patterns
Interactions with Other Tenses
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