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

Introduction to the verb dépulper

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The English translation of the French verb dépulper is “to remove the pulp.” The infinitive form, dépulper, is pronounced as “day-pul-pay.”

The word dépulper is derived from the combination of the prefix “dé-” (indicating removal) and the noun “pulpe” (meaning pulp). It is most often used in everyday French to refer to the action of removing the pulp from fruits or vegetables.

In the Passé Simple tense (Simple Past), dépulper is conjugated as follows:

  • Je dépulpai (I removed the pulp)
  • Tu dépulpas (You removed the pulp)
  • Il/Elle dépulpa (He/She removed the pulp)

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

  1. J’ai dépulpé les oranges hier.
    (I removed the pulp from the oranges yesterday.)

  2. Elle dépulpa les tomates pour préparer une sauce.
    (She removed the pulp from the tomatoes to prepare a sauce.)

  3. Nous dépulpâmes les fruits pour en faire un smoothie.
    (We removed the pulp from the fruits to make a smoothie.)

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

Pronoun Conjugation Short Example English Translation
Je dépulpai J’ai dépulpai les oranges. I removed the pulp from the oranges.
Tu dépulpas Tu dépulpas les fruits. You removed the pulp from the fruits.
Il dépulpa Il dépulpa la mangue. He removed the pulp from the mango.
Elle dépulpa Elle dépulpa les tomates. She removed the pulp from the tomatoes.
On dépulpa On dépulpa les raisins. One removed the pulp from the grapes.
Nous dépulpâmes Nous dépulpâmes les avocats. We removed the pulp from the avocados.
Vous dépulpâtes Vous dépulpâtes les citrons. You removed the pulp from the lemons.
Ils dépulpèrent Ils dépulpèrent les pommes. They removed the pulp from the apples.
Elles dépulpèrent Elles dépulpèrent les poires. They (feminine) removed the pulp from the pears.

Other Conjugations for Dépulper.

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

Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb dépulper

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dépulper – 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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