Introduction to the verb diligenter
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The English translation of the French verb diligenter is “to diligence” or “to carry out expeditiously.” It is pronounced as “dee-lee-zhan-tay” in its infinitive form.
Diligenter comes from the Latin word “diligentia” meaning “diligence” or “care.” It is most often used in everyday French in the Passé Composé tense, which is equivalent to the present perfect tense in English. This tense is used to talk about actions that have been completed at some point in the past.
Here are three simple examples of how diligenter can be used in the Passé Composé:
- J’ai diligencé le travail hier soir. (I diligenced the work last night.)
- Nous avons diligemment suivi les instructions du professeur. (We diligently followed the teacher’s instructions.)
- Elle a diligemment révisé pour son examen. (She diligently studied for her exam.)
In all these examples, the verb diligenter is used to indicate that the action was done carefully and efficiently in the past. It emphasizes the level of effort and attention put into the action.
Table of the Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of diligenter
|J’ai diligenté l’enquête.
|I expedited the investigation.
|Tu as diligenté les formalités.
|You expedited the formalities.
|Il a diligenté le processus.
|He expedited the process.
|Elle a diligenté le projet.
|She expedited the project.
|On a diligenté la procédure.
|We expedited the procedure.
|Nous avons diligenté la livraison.
|We expedited the delivery.
|Vous avez diligenté le dossier.
|You expedited the file.
|Ils ont diligenté les travaux.
|They expedited the work.
|Elles ont diligenté le processus.
|They expedited the process.
Other Conjugations for Diligenter.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb diligenter
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diligenter
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diligenter
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diligenter (this article)
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diligenter
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diligenter
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diligenter
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diligenter
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diligenter
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diligenter
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diligenter
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diligenter
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diligenter
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diligenter
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diligenter
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diligenter
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb diligenter
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Diligenter – 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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