Introduction to the verb cautériser
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The English translation of the French verb cautériser is “to cauterize.” It is pronounced as “koh-tay-ree-zay” in its infinitive form.
Cautériser comes from the Latin word “cauterium,” meaning “branding iron,” which eventually evolved into the French word “cautériser” in the 17th century. It is still used in modern French to refer to the medical procedure of cauterization, which involves burning and sealing a wound or tissue to stop bleeding or prevent infection.
In the Passé Composé tense, cautériser is most often used as an action verb to describe a specific event or action that has been completed in the past.
Three examples of its usage in this tense are:
J’ai cautérisé la plaie pour éviter une infection. (I cauterized the wound to prevent an infection.)
Le médecin a cautérisé la varice au laser. (The doctor cauterized the varicose vein with a laser.)
Nous avions déjà cautérisé cette blessure l’année dernière. (We had already cauterized this wound last year.)
Table of the Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of cautériser
|J’ai cautérisé la blessure.
|I cauterized the wound.
|Tu as cautérisé la plaie.
|You cauterized the wound.
|Il a cautérisé la brûlure.
|He cauterized the burn.
|Elle a cautérisé la cicatrice.
|She cauterized the scar.
|On a cautérisé la lésion.
|We cauterized the lesion.
|Nous avons cautérisé la verrue.
|We cauterized the wart.
|Vous avez cautérisé le saignement.
|You cauterized the bleeding.
|Ils ont cautérisé la fracture.
|They cauterized the fracture.
|Elles ont cautérisé la tumeur.
|They cauterized the tumor.
Other Conjugations for Cautériser.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb cautériser
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cautériser
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cautériser
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cautériser (this article)
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cautériser
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cautériser
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cautériser
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cautériser
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cautériser
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cautériser
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cautériser
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cautériser
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cautériser
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cautériser
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cautériser
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cautériser
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb cautériser
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Cautériser – 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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