Introduction to the verb compisser
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The English translation of the French verb compisser is “to pee.” The infinitive form is pronounced as “kawm-pee-say.”
The word compisser comes from the Latin word “com-,” meaning “together,” and “pissare,” which means “to urinate.” It entered the French language in the 13th century and is considered a vulgar term.
In everyday French, compisser is most often used in the Passé Composé (Present Perfect) tense to describe an action that has recently happened. It is usually used in a casual or informal setting, and it can be considered offensive in certain contexts.
Here are three simple examples of its usage in the Passé Composé tense, with their respective English translations:
Hier soir, j’ai compissé dans le jardin. (Last night, I peed in the garden.)
Ils ont été tellement saouls qu’ils ont compissé dans leur pantalon. (They were so drunk that they peed in their pants.)
Elle a accidentellement compissé sur le tapis. (She accidentally peed on the carpet.)
Table of the Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of compisser
||J’ai compissé sur le tapis.
||I peed on the carpet.
||Tu as comppissé dans la rue.
||You peed in the street.
||Il a compissé sur le mur.
||He peed on the wall.
||Elle a compissé dans le jardin.
||She peed in the garden.
||On a compissé sur le trottoir.
||We peed on the sidewalk.
||Nous avons compissé dans la douche.
||We peed in the shower.
||Vous avez compissé dans le lac.
||You peed in the lake.
||Ils ont compissé dans les buissons.
||They peed in the bushes.
||Elles ont compissé sur le parquet.
||They peed on the hardwood floor.
Other Conjugations for Compisser.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb compisser
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb compisser
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb compisser
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb compisser (this article)
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb compisser
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb compisser
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb compisser
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb compisser
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb compisser
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb compisser
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb compisser
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb compisser
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb compisser
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb compisser
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb compisser
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb compisser
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb compisser
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Compisser – 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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