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

Introduction to the verb diamanter

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The English translation of the French verb diamanter is “to diamond” or “to adorn with diamonds.” The infinitive form is pronounced “dee-ah-mahn-tay.”

The word “diamanter” comes from the French word “diamant,” meaning diamond. It is most often used in everyday French in the L’impératif Présent tense, which is the imperative or command form.

Three examples of its usage in this tense are:

  1. Diamante ta robe pour la soirée ! (Diamond your dress for the party!)
  2. Diamantez votre bague ! (Adorn your ring with diamonds!)
  3. Ne diamanter pas trop, ça fait trop bling-bling. (Don’t diamond too much, it’s too blingy.)

English translations:

  1. Diamond your dress for the party!
  2. Adorn your ring with diamonds!
  3. Don’t diamond too much, it’s too blingy.

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

Pronoun Conjugation Example Usage English Translation
je diamonde Diamonde-moi un collier. Give me a necklace.
tu diamantes Diamantes ta bague. Diamond your ring.
il diamante Il diamante sa montre. He diamonds his watch.
elle diamante Elle diamante ses boucles d’oreilles. She diamonds her earrings.
on diamante On diamante le sol. We diamond the floor.
nous diamantons Diamantons ensemble. Let’s diamond together.
vous diamantez Diamantez vos bijoux. Diamond your jewelry.
ils diamantent Ils diamantent leur voiture. They diamond their car.
elles diamantent Elles diamantent leurs colliers. They diamond their necklaces.

Other Conjugations for Diamanter.

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

    Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diamanter
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   

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Diamanter – 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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