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

Introduction to the verb dérader

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The English translation of the French verb “dérader” is “to strip off”. The infinitive form “dérader” is pronounced as “dey-ra-dey”.

“Dérader” comes from the Old French word “derade”, which means “to remove skin or bark”. In everyday French, it is most often used in the context of peeling or stripping off something, such as skin, bark, or paint.

Examples of usage:

  1. Je vais dérader la vieille peinture de la porte. (I’m going to strip off the old paint from the door.)
  2. Il faut dérader les pommes avant de les couper. (You need to peel the apples before cutting them.)
  3. Nous avons déradé l’écorce des arbres pour les protéger des parasites. (We stripped off the bark from the trees to protect them from pests.)

Dérader – 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 dérader

Pronoun Conjugation Short Example English Translation
je dérade Je dérade mon vieux vélo. I degrade my old bike.
tu dérades Tu dérades ton téléphone. You degrade your phone.
il dérade Il dérade la peinture. He degrades the paint.
elle dérade Elle dérade ses vêtements. She degrades her clothes.
on dérade On dérade nos ressources naturelles. We degrade our natural resources.
nous déradons Nous déradons l’environnement. We degrade the environment.
vous déradez Vous déradez votre santé. You degrade your health.
ils déradent Ils déradent la qualité de l’air. They degrade the air quality.
elles déradent Elles déradent la biodiversité. They degrade biodiversity.

Other Conjugations for Dérader.

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

Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb dérader

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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