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

Introduction to the verb conventionner

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The English translation of the French verb conventionner is “to conform” or “to comply.” It is pronounced as “koh-vahn-see-ohn-nay” in the infinitive form.

The word conventionner comes from the Latin word “conventio” which means “agreement” or “convention.” In everyday French, it is most often used in the L’impératif Présent tense, which is the command form of the verb.

Here are three simple examples of using conventionner in the L’impératif Présent tense with their English translations:

  1. Conformez-vous aux règles de l’école. (Conform to the school rules.)
  2. Conformez-vous aux normes de sécurité. (Comply with the safety standards.)
  3. Conformez-vous à la loi du pays. (Abide by the law of the country.)

Table of the L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of conventionner

Pronoun Conjugation Example Usage English Translation
je conventionne Je te conseille de conventionner avec lui. I advise you to negotiate with him.
tu conventionne Conventionne avec tes collègues pour trouver une solution. Negotiate with your colleagues to find a solution.
il conventionne Il doit conventionner avec les autres entreprises. He needs to negotiate with other companies.
elle conventionne Elle doit conventionner pour trouver un accord. She needs to negotiate to reach an agreement.
on conventionne On doit conventionner pour l’avenir de l’entreprise. We need to negotiate for the future of the company.
nous conventionnons Conventionnons ensemble pour obtenir de meilleurs tarifs. Let’s negotiate together to get better rates.
vous conventionnez Conventionnez rapidement pour éviter tout malentendu. Negotiate quickly to avoid any misunderstanding.
ils conventionnent Ils doivent conventionner avant la fin du mois. They need to negotiate before the end of the month.
elles conventionnent Elles doivent conventionner pour garantir leurs droits. They need to negotiate to protect their rights.

Other Conjugations for Conventionner.

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

    Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb conventionner
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb conventionner  (this article)

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

   

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Conventionner – About the French L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense

L’impératif Présent is a mood in the French language that is used to give commands, make requests, offer advice, or express a desire in the present tense. It’s a relatively simple tense and is used to address someone directly. Let’s dive into its usage, conjugation, and interactions with other tenses:
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Usage

Giving commands

You use l’impératif présent to give direct commands or orders. It is often used in informal and formal situations to tell someone to do or not do something. For example:

   – Mange ta soupe. (Eat your soup.)
   – Ferme la porte. (Close the door.)

Making requests

You can also use the imperative to make polite requests. In this case, it is a gentler way to ask someone to do something. For example:
  
   – Parle plus lentement, s’il te plaît. (Speak more slowly, please.)

Offering advice

It’s common to use l’impératif to give advice or suggestions:
   – Étudie bien pour ton examen. (Study well for your exam.)

Expressing desires

You can express your desires or wishes using the imperative:
   – Amuse-toi bien à la fête. (Have a good time at the party.)

Conjugation Formation

To form l’impératif présent, you need to use the base form of the verb without the subject pronoun (tu, nous, vous, etc.). The conjugation varies depending on the type of verb:
Regular -ER verbs (e.g., parler)
  – Tu: Parle (speak)
  – Nous: Parlons (let’s speak)
  – Vous: Parlez (speak)
Regular -IR verbs (e.g., finir)
  – Tu: Finis (finish)
  – Nous: Finissons (let’s finish)
  – Vous: Finissez (finish)
Regular -RE verbs (e.g., vendre)
  – Tu: Vends (sell)
  – Nous: Vendons (let’s sell)
  – Vous: Vendez (sell)
Irregular verbs (e.g., être, avoir, aller)
  – Tu: Sois (be), aie (have), va (go)
  – Nous: Soyons (let’s be), ayons (let’s have), allons (let’s go)
  – Vous: Soyez (be), ayez (have), allez (go)

Interactions with other tenses

L’impératif is used exclusively in the present tense and does not interact with other tenses in the same way as indicative or subjunctive moods. 
It’s used for direct commands and requests in the here and now. However, in more formal or written contexts, you might find the imperative used with expressions like “quand tu auras fini” (when you have finished) or “dès que tu seras prêt” (as soon as you are ready), which introduce a future action while maintaining the imperative mood for the main verb.
For example:
– Quand tu auras fini ton travail, viens me voir. (When you have finished your work, come see me.)
In this case, the imperative is used in conjunction with future actions, but it’s still employed for the main verb to convey a sense of directness or immediacy.

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