Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb détrousser

Introduction to the verb détrousser

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The English translation of the French verb détrousser is “to rob” or “to loot.” It is pronounced as “day-troo-ser.”

Détrousser comes from the Old French word “destrocer,” which means “to take away by force or plunder.” It is derived from the prefix “des,” meaning “away,” and the word “trousse,” meaning “bundle” or “pack.” Originally, détrousser referred to the act of stealing someone’s pack or belongings by force. Over time, it evolved to mean any type of theft or robbery.

In everyday French, détrousser is most often used in the Futur Simple tense to express an action that will happen in the future. This tense is formed by adding the appropriate ending to the infinitive form of the verb. For détrousser, the infinitive form is “détrousser,” and the endings are:

  • Je détrousserai (I will rob)
  • Tu détrousseras (You will rob)
  • Il/elle détroussera (He/she will rob)
  • Nous détrousserons (We will rob)
  • Vous détrousserez (You will rob)
  • Ils/elles détrousseront (They will rob)

Here are three simple examples of how détrousser is used in the Futur Simple tense, with their respective translations in English:

  1. Je détrousserai la banque demain. (I will rob the bank tomorrow.)
  2. Tu détrousseras les touristes au marché. (You will rob the tourists at the market.)
  3. Ils détrousseront leur voisin pendant les vacances. (They will rob their neighbor during the holidays.)

Table of the Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of détrousser

Pronoun Conjugation Short Example English Translation
je détrousserai Je détrousserai le voleur. I will rob the thief.
tu détrousseras Tu détrousseras le passant. You will rob the passerby.
il détroussera Il détroussera la victime. He will rob the victim.
elle détroussera Elle détroussera le touriste. She will rob the tourist.
on détroussera On détroussera le riche. One/We will rob the rich person.
nous détrousserons Nous détrousserons la banque. We will rob the bank.
vous détrousserez Vous détrousserez le coffre-fort. You will rob the safe.
ils détrousseront Ils détrousseront le train. They will rob the train.
elles détrousseront Elles détrousseront le magasin. They will rob the store.

Other Conjugations for Détrousser.

   
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    Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb détrousser

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    Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb détrousser

    Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb détrousser
   

    Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb détrousser
   

    Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb détrousser

    L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb détrousser

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Détrousser – About the French Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense

This tense is used to express actions or events that will occur in the future. It’s a relatively straightforward tense to understand and is commonly used in everyday French conversations. 

NOTE: To take a deep dive into all the French tenses then see our article on Mastering French Tense Conjugation.

Formation of Futur Simple

The futur simple tense is formed by adding specific endings to the infinitive form of the verb. The endings are the same for regular -er, -ir, and -re verbs, with a few exceptions.

For regular -er verbs (e.g., parler – to speak)

Je parlerai (I will speak)
Tu parleras (You will speak)
Il/elle/on parlera (He/she/one will speak)
Nous parlerons (We will speak)
Vous parlerez (You will speak)
Ils/elles parleront (They will speak)

For regular -ir verbs (e.g., finir – to finish)

Je finirai (I will finish)
Tu finiras (You will finish)
Il/elle/on finira (He/she/one will finish)
Nous finirons (We will finish)
Vous finirez (You will finish)
Ils/elles finiront (They will finish)

For regular -re verbs (e.g., vendre – to sell)

Je vendrai (I will sell)
Tu vendras (You will sell)
Il/elle/on vendra (He/she/one will sell)
Nous vendrons (We will sell)
Vous vendrez (You will sell)
Ils/elles vendront (They will sell)

Common Everyday Usage Patterns

Expressing Future Actions: The futur simple is used to talk about actions or events that will take place in the future. It’s similar to the English “will” or “shall.”
Je partirai demain. (I will leave tomorrow.)
Ils mangeront à la maison ce soir. (They will eat at home tonight.)
Polite Requests and Offers: It is commonly used to make polite requests or offers.
Pourriez-vous m’aider, s’il vous plaît ? (Could you help me, please?)
Je vous offrirai un café. (I will offer you a coffee.)

Conditional Statements

The futur simple can be used in conditional statements (si clauses) to express future possibilities.
Si tu viens demain, je t’expliquerai tout. (If you come tomorrow, I will explain everything.)

Interactions with Other Tenses

Futur Antérieur

The futur simple is often used in combination with the futur antérieur (future perfect) to indicate that one action will happen before another in the future. For example, “Quand j’aurai fini (futur antérieur) mes devoirs, je partirai (futur simple) au cinéma” (When I have finished my homework, I will go to the cinema).

Conditional

In conditional sentences, you may see the futur simple used in the main clause while the conditional present is used in the subordinate clause. For example, “Si j’ai le temps (conditional present), je travaillerai (futur simple) sur ce projet” (If I have the time, I will work on this project).

Present

In some cases, the futur simple can be used to express future actions, even though the present tense is also an option. The choice between the two often depends on the context and the degree of certainty or formality.

Summary

It’s worth noting that while the futur simple is commonly used, it’s more common in written French, whereas in spoken French, the futur proche (near future) is often used, formed with the verb “aller” + infinitive (e.g., je vais parler – I am going to speak). 
However, mastering the futur simple is essential for a complete understanding of French verb tenses and will greatly enhance your ability to express future actions and possibilities in the language.

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