Introduction to the verb contre-tirer
The English translation of the French verb contre-tirer is “to counterfire.” The infinitive form, contre-tirer, is pronounced “kon-truh-tee-ray.”
The language origin of contre-tirer can be broken down into two parts: “contre” meaning “against” and “tirer” meaning “to fire.” Together, they form the concept of firing back or retaliating against someone or something.
In everyday French, contre-tirer is most often used in the Futur Simple tense to refer to a future action of countering an attack or firing against someone or something. This tense is used to express a future event that will take place.
- Je contre-tirerai si tu continues à me provoquer. (I will counterfire if you continue to provoke me.)
- Les soldats vont contre-tirer dès qu’ils seront attaqués. (The soldiers will counterfire as soon as they are attacked.)
- Nous contre-tirerons en cas d’urgence. (We will counterfire in case of emergency.)
Table of the Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of contre-tirer
|Je contre-tirerai le ballon.
|I will counter-shoot the ball.
|Tu contre-tireras la balle.
|You will counter-shoot the ball.
|Il contre-tirera le joueur adverse.
|He will counter-shoot the opponent player.
|Elle contre-tirera le tir adverse.
|She will counter-shoot the opposing shot.
|On contre-tirera la première manche.
|One/We will counter-shoot the first round.
|Nous contre-tirerons la frappe.
|We will counter-shoot the strike.
|Vous contre-tirerez le coup franc.
|You will counter-shoot the free kick.
|Ils contre-tireront le penalty.
|They will counter-shoot the penalty.
|Elles contre-tireront le but adverse.
|They will counter-shoot the opposing goal.
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Contre-Tirer – 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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