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

Introduction to the verb influencer

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The English translation of the French verb influencer is “to influence.” It is pronounced [ɛ̃.flu.ɑ̃.se] in the infinitive form.

The word “influencer” comes from the French word “influence,” which ultimately comes from the Latin word “influentia” meaning “flowing in.” This verb is most often used in everyday French to describe the act of causing someone or something to change or be affected by something else.

Examples:

  1. Les médias sociaux ont un grand pouvoir pour influencer les opinions des gens. (Social media has great power to influence people’s opinions.)
  2. Les parents ont une grande influence sur leurs enfants. (Parents have a great influence on their children.)
  3. La musique peut influencer notre humeur. (Music can influence our mood.)

Influencer – 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 influencer

Pronoun Conjugation Short Example English Translation
Je Influence Je l’influence I influence it
Tu Influences Tu l’influences You influence it
Il Influence Il l’influence He influences it
Elle Influence Elle l’influence She influences it
On Influence On l’influence One influences it
Nous Influencions Nous l’influencions We influence it
Vous Influencez Vous l’influencez You influence it
Ils Influencent Ils l’influencent They influence it
Elles Influencent Elles l’influencent They influence it

Other Conjugations for Influencer.

   
    Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb influencer    (this article)

    Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb influencer
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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