Introduction to the verb contester
The English translation of the French verb contester is “to contest” or “to challenge.” It is pronounced as “kohn-tess-tay.”
The language origin of contester can be traced back to the Latin word “contestari,” which means “to bear witness, to call to witness.” In everyday French, contester is most often used in its Futur Simple tense form, which is formed by adding the auxiliary verb “aller” before the infinitive form of the verb.
Here are three simple examples of how contester is used in the Futur Simple tense in everyday French:
- Je vais contester la décision du jury. (I will contest the jury’s decision.)
- Tu vas contester ta condamnation en appel. (You will challenge your sentence on appeal.)
- Il va contester la validité du contrat. (He will question the validity of the contract.)
In these examples, contester is used to express the act of challenging or questioning something. It can also be used in a legal context to mean “to contest,” as in a legal case or dispute.
Table of the Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of contester
|Je contesterai la décision.
|I will contest the decision.
|Tu contesteras l’accusation.
|You will contest the accusation.
|Il contestera le résultat.
|He will contest the result.
|Elle contestera la sanction.
|She will contest the sanction.
|On contestera l’interdiction.
|One/We will contest the ban.
|Nous contesterons la loi.
|We will contest the law.
|Vous contesterez le jugement.
|You will contest the judgment.
|Ils contesteront le contrat.
|They will contest the contract.
|Elles contesteront la décision.
|They will contest the decision.
Other Conjugations for Contester.
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Contester – 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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