Introduction to the verb brasiller
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The English translation of the French verb “brasiller” is “to shimmer” or “to glisten”. It is pronounced “brah-zee-yay”.
The origin of the word “brasiller” comes from the French word “bras” which means “arm”. It is derived from the Old French word “braser” meaning “to glow” or “to ignite”. In everyday French, “brasiller” is often used in the Passé Composé (Present Perfect) tense to describe something that has shimmered or glistened in the past.
- Hier soir, les étoiles ont brasillé dans le ciel. (Last night, the stars shimmered in the sky.)
- Les feuilles ont commencé à brasiller au soleil. (The leaves started to glisten in the sun.)
- La rivière a brasillé sous la lune. (The river shimmered under the moon.)
- Last night, the stars shimmered in the sky.
- The leaves started to glisten in the sun.
- The river shimmered under the moon.
Table of the Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of brasiller
||J’ai brassillé toute la nuit.
||I partied all night.
||Tu as brassillé avec tes amis.
||You partied with your friends.
||Il a brassillé au concert.
||He partied at the concert.
||Elle a brassillé au bar.
||She partied at the bar.
||On a brassillé toute la soirée.
||We partied all evening.
||Nous avons brassillé ensemble.
||We partied together.
||Vous avez brassillé jusqu’au matin.
||You partied until morning.
||Ils ont brassillé à la fête.
||They partied at the party.
||Elles ont brassillé dans leur chambre.
||They partied in their room.
Other Conjugations for Brasiller.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb brasiller
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brasiller
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brasiller
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brasiller (this article)
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brasiller
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brasiller
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brasiller
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brasiller
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brasiller
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brasiller
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brasiller
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brasiller
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brasiller
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brasiller
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brasiller
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brasiller
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb brasiller
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Brasiller – About the French Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense
The French Passé Composé is a compound tense used to express actions or events that have been completed in the past. It is one of the most common past tenses in the French language and is typically used in everyday conversation to describe actions that occurred at a specific point in the past. The Passé Composé is constructed using an auxiliary verb (either “être” or “avoir”) and a past participle.
Formation of the Passé Composé
Set the auxiliary verb with either
“être” – used with a select group of verbs (mostly intransitive verbs of motion, reflexive verbs, and some others) or
“avoir” – used with most other verbs.
Conjugate the auxiliary verb
If using “être,” you must conjugate it in the present tense according to the subject of the sentence.
Je suis, Tu es, Il est, Nous sommes, Vous êtes, Ils sont
If using “avoir,” conjugate it according to the subject as well:
J’ai, Tu as, Elle a, Nous avons, Vous avez, Ils ont.
Add the past participle
For regular -er verbs, remove the -er ending and add -é (e.g., “parler” becomes “parlé”).
For regular -ir verbs, remove the -ir ending and add -i (e.g., “finir” becomes “fini”).
For regular -re verbs, remove the -re ending and add -u (e.g., “vendre” becomes “vendu”).
For irregular verbs, you’ll need to learn the past participles individually, as they don’t follow a regular pattern.
Common everyday usage patterns
Narrating Past Events
The Passé Composé is used to talk about specific actions or events that took place in the past. For example: “Hier, j’ai mangé une pizza” (Yesterday, I ate a pizza).
When describing a series of actions in the past, the Passé Composé is used. For example: “D’abord, je me suis réveillé, puis je suis allé travailler” (First, I woke up, then I went to work).
Describing Completed Actions
It’s used to emphasize that an action has been completed, often with a specific time reference. For example: “Elle a terminé son travail à 18 heures” (She finished her work at 6 p.m.).
Interactions with other tenses
The Passé Composé is often used in conjunction with the imperfect tense when telling a story or describing past events. The Passé Composé is used for specific actions that occurred, while the imperfect is used for background information or ongoing actions.
For example: “Il pleuvait quand j’ai sorti mon parapluie” (It was raining when I took out my umbrella).
Conditional and Future Tenses
The Passé Composé is used as a reference point in complex sentences to establish the sequence of events in relation to future or conditional actions.
For example: “Quand il est arrivé, je lui ai donné ton message” (When he arrived, I gave him your message).
The French Passé Composé is an essential tense for talking about completed actions in the past in everyday conversation. It’s important to master the choice of auxiliary verb and the past participle conjugation for various verbs to use it effectively.
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