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

Introduction to the verb confier

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The English translation of confier is “to entrust” or “to confide.” It is pronounced as “kohn-fee-ay” in its infinitive form.

The word confier comes from the Latin word “confidere,” meaning “to trust.” In modern French, it is most often used in the Passé Composé (Present Perfect) tense to express actions that have been completed in the past.

Examples:

  1. J’ai confié mes clés à mon voisin. (I entrusted my keys to my neighbor.)
  2. Elle m’a confié un secret. (She confided a secret to me.)
  3. Ils ont confié leur projet à une entreprise spécialisée. (They entrusted their project to a specialized company.)

Table of the Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of confier

Pronoun Conjugation Short Example English Translation
je ai confié J’ai confié mes clés à mon ami. I entrusted my keys to my friend.
tu as confié Tu as confié tes secrets à ta sœur. You entrusted your secrets to your sister.
il a confié Il a confié son projet à son collègue. He entrusted his project to his colleague.
elle a confié Elle a confié ses soucis à sa meilleure amie. She entrusted her worries to her best friend.
on a confié On a confié la tâche à l’équipe. We entrusted the task to the team.
nous avons confié Nous avons confié notre maison à des amis. We entrusted our house to friends.
vous avez confié Vous avez confié votre voiture au mécanicien. You entrusted your car to the mechanic.
ils ont confié Ils ont confié leur entreprise à un investisseur. They entrusted their company to an investor.
elles ont confié Elles ont confié leur secret à leur confidente. They entrusted their secret to their confidante.

Other Conjugations for Confier.

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

    Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb confier
   

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

    Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb confier    (this article)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Confier – 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.

NOTE: To take a deep dive into all the French tenses then see our article on Mastering French Tense Conjugation.

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). 

Sequential Actions

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

Imperfect Tense

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). 

Summary

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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