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

Introduction to the verb déconsigner

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The English translation of the French verb “déconsigner” is “to release from deposit” or “to refund a deposit.” The infinitive form “déconsigner” is pronounced as “day-con-seen-yay.”

The verb “déconsigner” is derived from the combination of the prefix “dé-” (meaning “un-” or “to undo”) and the verb “consigner” (meaning “to deposit” or “to record”). It is commonly used in everyday French to refer to the action of returning or reimbursing a deposit that was previously paid for a rental or a guarantee.

In the Passé Simple tense, which is mostly used in formal or written French, “déconsigner” is conjugated as follows:

  • Je déconsignai (I released from deposit)
  • Tu déconsignas (You released from deposit)
  • Il/Elle déconsigna (He/She released from deposit)
  • Nous déconsignâmes (We released from deposit)
  • Vous déconsignâtes (You released from deposit)
  • Ils/Elles déconsignèrent (They released from deposit)

Here are three simple examples of using “déconsigner” in the Passé Simple tense, with their English translations:

  1. J’ai déconsigné la somme que j’avais payée pour la location de l’appartement. (I released the amount I had paid for the apartment rental.)
  2. Tu déconsignas les clés de la voiture à l’agence de location. (You returned the car keys to the rental agency.)
  3. La société a déconsigné les dépôts des clients après la fin du contrat. (The company refunded the customers’ deposits after the contract ended.)

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

Pronoun Conjugation Short Example English Translation
Je déconsignai J’ai déconsignai tous les bagages. I checked out all the luggage.
Tu déconsignas Tu déconsignas les articles. You checked out the items.
Il déconsigna Il déconsigna les marchandises. He checked out the goods.
Elle déconsigna Elle déconsigna les valises. She checked out the suitcases.
On déconsigna On déconsigna les colis. One checked out the packages.
Nous déconsignâmes Nous déconsignâmes les bagages. We checked out the luggage.
Vous déconsignâtes Vous déconsignâtes les articles. You checked out the items.
Ils déconsignèrent Ils déconsignèrent les marchandises. They checked out the goods.
Elles déconsignèrent Elles déconsignèrent les valises. They (feminine) checked out the suitcases.

Other Conjugations for Déconsigner.

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

Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb déconsigner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Déconsigner – 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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