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

Introduction to the verb dépoétiser

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The English translation of the French verb dépoétiser is “to de-mythologize” or “to remove the poetic aspect.” It is pronounced as “day-poy-eh-tea-zay.”

The word dépoétiser is of French origin, derived from the prefix “dé-” meaning “to remove” and the word “poétique” meaning “poetic.” It is most often used in every day French to describe the act of taking away the romantic or idealistic elements from a situation or concept.

Examples of dépoétiser in the L’infinitif Présent tense:

  1. Je veux dépoétiser l’amour et le voir pour ce qu’il est vraiment. (I want to de-mythologize love and see it for what it truly is.)
  2. Le film a dépoétisé la vie des cow-boys et des Indiens. (The movie de-mythologized the lives of cowboys and Indians.)
  3. On doit dépoétiser l’image qu’on a de la guerre et reconnaître ses horreurs. (We must de-mythologize the image we have of war and acknowledge its horrors.)

Table of the L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of dépoétiser

Pronoun Conjugation Example Usage English Translation
je dépoétise Je dépoétise les textes. I depoetize the texts.
tu dépoétises Tu dépoétises les poèmes. You depoetize the poems.
il dépoétise Il dépoétise des chansons. He depoetizes songs.
elle dépoétise Elle dépoétise des histoires. She depoetizes stories.
on dépoétise On dépoétise les discours. We depoetize speeches.
nous dépoétisons Nous dépoétisons la littérature. We depoetize literature.
vous dépoétisez Vous dépoétisez les écrits. You depoetize writings.
ils dépoétisent Ils dépoétisent les vers. They depoetize verses.
elles dépoétisent Elles dépoétisent les articles. They depoetize articles.

Other Conjugations for Dépoétiser.

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

Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb dépoétiser

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb dépoétiser  (this article)

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Dépoétiser – About the French L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense

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The French “l’infinitif présent” (Infinitive Present) tense is not a true verb tense in the same way that the present, past, or future tenses are. Instead, it’s the base form of a verb, and it has several important uses and interactions with other tenses.

Forming the Infinitive Present

To form the infinitive present of a verb, you typically take the unconjugated form of the verb (the form you’d find in a French dictionary) and remove the ending. For regular verbs, you remove the -er, -ir, or -re ending, and you’re left with the infinitive. For example:
   – Parler (to speak)
   – Finir (to finish)
   – Vendre (to sell)

Common Everyday Usage Patterns

As a Verb’s Dictionary Form

The most common use of the infinitive present is to represent a verb in its base form. It’s the form you would find in a dictionary or verb conjugation table.

After Modal Verbs

When you use modal verbs like “pouvoir” (can), “vouloir” (want), or “devoir” (must), the verb that follows is in its infinitive form. For example:
     – Je veux manger. (I want to eat.)
     – Il peut parler français. (He can speak French.)

As an Imperative

In informal commands, the infinitive is often used. For example:
     – Ferme la porte. (Close the door.)

In Infinitive Clauses

In complex sentences, especially after certain conjunctions, the infinitive is used to express actions that are separate from the main verb. For example:
     – J’ai besoin de manger avant de partir. (I need to eat before leaving.)

Interactions with Other Tenses

Present Tense

The infinitive present can be used with the present tense to express ongoing actions or habitual actions. For example:
     – J’aime manger des croissants. (I like eating croissants.)

Future Tense

When combined with the future tense of “aller,” the infinitive present can express future actions. For example:
     – Je vais manger au restaurant demain. (I am going to eat at the restaurant tomorrow.)

Conditional Tense

The infinitive present is often used with the conditional to express actions that would happen in a hypothetical situation. For example:

     – Il mangerait s’il avait faim. (He would eat if he were hungry.)

Passé Composé

When forming compound tenses like “passé composé,” the auxiliary verb (être or avoir) is conjugated, and the main verb remains in its infinitive form. For example:
     – J’ai mangé une pomme. (I ate an apple.)
     – Elle est partie. (She left.)

Imperfect Tense

The infinitive present can be combined with the imperfect tense to describe ongoing or habitual actions in the past. For example:
     – Quand j’étais enfant, j’aimais jouer. (When I was a child, I liked to play.)

Subjunctive and Conditional Moods

In some complex sentences, the infinitive can be used with the subjunctive and conditional moods, especially when expressing uncertainty, possibility, or doubt.

Summary

The infinitive present in French serves as the base form of a verb and is used in various contexts, including after modal verbs, in imperative commands, in infinitive clauses, and in combination with other tenses to convey a wide range of meanings and actions. Its flexibility makes it a fundamental part of French grammar.

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