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

Introduction to the verb bisquer

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The English translation of the French verb “bisquer” is “to sulk”. The infinitive form “bisquer” is pronounced as “beeskay”.

The language origin of “bisquer” can be traced back to the Old French word “bescuier” which means “to be angry” or “to grumble”. In everyday French, “bisquer” is commonly used in the Passé Simple (Simple Past) tense to express sulking or being in a bad mood in the past.

Here are three simple examples of its usage in the Passé Simple tense, along with their respective English translations:

  1. Je bisquai toute la journée après avoir perdu mon portefeuille.
    (I sulked all day after losing my wallet.)

  2. Tu bisquas lorsque ton ami ne t’a pas invité à sa fête.
    (You sulked when your friend didn’t invite you to his party.)

  3. Il bisqua après avoir échoué à son examen.
    (He sulked after failing his exam.)

Please note that the Passé Simple tense is primarily used in written French, such as literature, formal writing, or historical contexts. In spoken French, the Passé Composé tense is more commonly used to express past actions.

Table of the Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of bisquer

Pronoun Conjugation Short Example English Translation
Je bisquai Je bisquai devant la remarque. I resented the remark.
Tu bisquas Tu bisquas quand tu as perdu. You got mad when you lost.
Il bisqua Il bisqua en silence. He silently resented.
Elle bisqua Elle bisqua en voyant son ex. She resented when she saw her ex.
On bisqua On bisqua en secret. One secretly resented.
Nous bisquâmes Nous bisquâmes leur attitude. We resented their attitude.
Vous bisquâtes Vous bisquâtes leurs remarques. You resented their remarks.
Ils bisquèrent Ils bisquèrent les critiques. They resented the criticisms.
Elles bisquèrent Elles bisquèrent les moqueries. They (feminine) resented the teasing.

Other Conjugations for Bisquer.

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

Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bisquer

Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bisquer (You’re reading it right now!)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

L’impératif Passé (Imperative Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bisquer

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

L’infinitif Passé (Infinitive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bisquer

Le Participe Présent (Present Participle) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bisquer

Le Participe Passé (Past Participle) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb bisquer

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Bisquer – About the French Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense

The French Passé Simple, also known as the Simple Past or Preterite, is a past tense used in written French to describe completed actions that took place at a specific point in the past.
It is not commonly used in everyday spoken language, where the Passé Composé is the preferred past tense. The Passé Simple is mainly found in literature, formal writing, and historical contexts. It has a somewhat limited use in modern French, and its conjugation can be complex.  
NOTE: To take a deep dive into all the French tenses then see our article on Mastering French Tense Conjugation.

Formation

The Passé Simple is formed by conjugating the verb according to its specific endings for regular and irregular verbs. The endings typically vary based on the verb group (i.e., -er, -ir, or -re). For example:
   – For regular -er verbs (e.g., manger, parler): Remove the -er ending and add appropriate endings, like -ai, -as, -a, -âmes, -âtes, -èrent.
   – For regular -ir verbs (e.g., finir, choisir): Remove the -ir ending and add endings like -is, -is, -it, -îmes, -îtes, -irent.
   – For regular -re verbs (e.g., vendre, attendre): Remove the -re ending and add endings like -is, -is, -it, -îmes, -îtes, -irent.

Usage

Narration

The Passé Simple is commonly used in literature to describe past events in a narrative or storytelling context.

Historical Context

It can be used in historical writing or documents to discuss events that took place in the past.
Formal Writing
In formal or academic writing, especially in essays or reports, you might encounter the Passé Simple.

Interactions with other tenses

Passé Composé

In everyday spoken French, the Passé Composé is the go-to tense for describing completed actions in the past. The Passé Simple is not commonly used in spoken language and is often replaced by the Passé Composé.

Imparfait

While the Passé Simple focuses on completed actions in the past, the Imparfait is used to describe ongoing or habitual actions in the past. They can sometimes be used together to provide a more detailed past narrative. For example, “Il lisait un livre quand il reçut un appel.” (He was reading a book when he received a call).

Conditional and Subjunctive

The Passé Simple can also be found in the conditional and subjunctive moods in formal writing. For instance, “Il faudrait qu’il partît” (He should leave, subjunctive).

Summary

The French Passé Simple is primarily used in formal or literary contexts, and its conjugation can be quite complex. In everyday spoken French, the Passé Composé is the preferred past tense for describing completed actions.

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