Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb déflagrer

Introduction to the verb déflagrer

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The English translation of the French verb “déflagrer” is “to detonate.” The infinitive form “déflagrer” is pronounced as [de.fla.ɡʁe].

Déflagrer originates from the combination of the prefix “dé-” (indicating a reversal or an intensification) and the noun “flamme” (flame). It is most often used in everyday French to describe the action of a sudden and violent explosion or detonation.

Examples:

  1. Le feu d’artifice a déflagré dans un éclat de couleurs.
    (The fireworks detonated in a burst of colors.)

  2. La bombe a déflagré, causant d’importants dégâts.
    (The bomb detonated, causing significant damage.)

  3. Le moteur a déflagré en plein vol, forçant un atterrissage d’urgence.
    (The engine detonated mid-flight, forcing an emergency landing.)

Déflagrer – About the French Present Tense

The French present tense, also known as “le présent,” is used to describe actions that are happening at the moment of speaking or for actions that are habitual, general truths, or that will occur in the near future. It’s the most basic and common tense in French.

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

Common Everyday Usage Patterns For Le Present

1. Describing Actions in the Present: The present tense is used to describe actions happening right now or at the moment of speaking. For example: “Je parle avec mon ami” (I am talking to my friend).
2. Expressing Habits and Routines: The present tense is used to talk about habitual actions or routines. For example: “Je travaille tous les jours” (I work every day).
3. Stating General Truths: The present tense is used to express general truths or facts. For example: “La Terre tourne autour du soleil” (The Earth orbits around the sun).
4. Talking about Near Future: The present tense can be used to express future actions that are very imminent or part of a planned schedule. For example: “Je pars demain matin” (I am leaving tomorrow morning).

Interactions with Other Tenses

Present vs. Future Tense: In some cases, the French present tense can be used to express the future when the context makes it clear that the action is imminent. However, for actions further in the future or less certain, the future tense is typically used.
Present vs. Past Tenses: To describe actions that occurred in the past, you would use the past tenses like the passé composé (compound past) or the imparfait (imperfect). The choice between these past tenses depends on the specific aspect and circumstances of the past action.
Present vs. Conditional Tense: The conditional tense is used to express actions that are dependent on a condition. If a condition is met, the action may happen. The present tense is used for actions in the present, while the conditional is used for hypothetical or future actions based on conditions.
Present vs. Imperative: The imperative mood is used to give commands or make requests. The present tense is used for general statements, and the imperative is used for direct orders or requests.
Understanding the French present tense and its interactions with other tenses is crucial for effective communication in French. Without it, you cannot become proficient!

Table of the Present Tense Conjugation of déflagrer

Pronoun Conjugation Short Example English Translation
je déflagre Je déflagre souvent. I detonate often.
tu déflagres Tu déflagres rapidement. You detonate quickly.
il déflagre Il déflagre bruyamment. He detonates loudly.
elle déflagre Elle déflagre avec précision. She detonates with precision.
on déflagre On déflagre en toute sécurité. One detonates safely.
nous déflagrons Nous déflagrons ensemble. We detonate together.
vous déflagrez Vous déflagrez volontairement. You detonate voluntarily.
ils déflagrent Ils déflagrent en silence. They (masculine) detonate silently.
elles déflagrent Elles déflagrent sans relâche. They (feminine) detonate tirelessly.

Other Conjugations for Déflagrer.

Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb déflagrer (You’re reading it right now!)

Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déflagrer

Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déflagrer

Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déflagrer

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

Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déflagrer

Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déflagrer

Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déflagrer

Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déflagrer

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

Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déflagrer

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

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

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

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

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

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

L’impératif Passé (Imperative Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déflagrer

L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déflagrer

L’infinitif Passé (Infinitive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déflagrer

Le Participe Présent (Present Participle) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déflagrer

Le Participe Passé (Past Participle) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déflagrer

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