Introduction to the verb discorder
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The English translation of the French verb discorder is “to disturb” or “to disrupt.” The infinitive form is pronounced as “dee-skor-dair.”
The verb discorder comes from the Latin word “dis,” meaning “apart” or “away,” and the French word “accorder,” meaning “to harmonize.” It is most often used in everyday French in the Subjonctif Imparfait tense, which is used to express hypothetical or uncertain actions in the past.
Examples of discorder in Subjonctif Imparfait tense are:
- Il fallait que je discorde de la réunion. (I had to disturb the meeting.)
- J’aimerais bien qu’ils discordent de leurs vacances. (I wish they would disrupt their vacation.)
- Il était possible que le bruit discorde la concentration des élèves. (It was possible that the noise would disturb the students’ concentration.)
- I had to disturb the meeting.
- I wish they would disrupt their vacation.
- It was possible that the noise would disturb the students’ concentration.
Table of the Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of discorder
||Je ne pense pas que je discordasse avec toi.
||I don’t think I would disagree with you.
||Tu serais fâché si tu discordasses avec moi.
||You would be angry if you disagreed with me.
||Il serait mieux si il discordât moins.
||It would be better if he disagreed less.
||Elle aurait peur s’il discordât trop.
||She would be scared if he disagreed too much.
||Ce serait mieux si on discordât constamment.
||It would be better if one disagreed constantly.
||Nous serions plus unis si nous discordassions moins.
||We would be more united if we disagreed less.
||Si vous discordassiez, ça ne m’aiderait pas.
||If you disagreed, it wouldn’t help me.
||S’ils discordassent plus souvent, ça serait fatigant.
||If they disagreed more often, it would be exhausting.
||Si elles discordassent toute la journée, ça serait épuisant.
||If they disagreed all day, it would be exhausting.
Other Conjugations for Discorder.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb discorder
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb discorder
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb discorder
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb discorder
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb discorder
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb discorder
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb discorder
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb discorder
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb discorder
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb discorder
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb discorder
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb discorder (this article)
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb discorder
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb discorder
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb discorder
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb discorder
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb discorder
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Discorder – About the French Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense
The French Subjonctif Imparfait, also known as the imperfect subjunctive, is a verb tense used to express actions, states, or conditions that are uncertain, subjective, or hypothetical in the past. It is used in a variety of situations, including wishes, doubts, emotions, and polite requests, and often occurs in dependent clauses following certain expressions and conjunctions.
To form the Subjonctif Imparfait, you typically start with the third person plural (ils/elles) form of the verb in the imparfait (imperfect) tense. Then, you remove the -ent ending and add the appropriate endings:
– For regular -er verbs: je -sse, tu -sses, il/elle/on -t, nous -ssions, vous -ssiez, ils/elles -ssent.
– For regular -ir and -re verbs: je -sse, tu -sses, il/elle/on -t, nous -ssions, vous -ssiez, ils/elles -ssent.
Common Everyday Usage Patterns
1. Expressing Doubt or Uncertainty: The Subjonctif Imparfait is used to express doubt or uncertainty about something that happened in the past.
Example: Il doutait qu’elle vînt à la fête. (He doubted that she came to the party.)
2. Wishes and Desires: It is used to express wishes or desires in the past.
Example: J’aurais aimé que tu fusses là. (I would have liked you to be there.)
3. Hypothetical Scenarios: The Subjonctif Imparfait is employed in hypothetical situations in the past.
Example: Si j’eusse su, j’aurais agi différemment. (If I had known, I would have acted differently.)
4. Polite Requests and Suggestions: It is used to make polite requests and suggestions in a formal or polite tone.
Example: Il souhaitait que vous vinssiez lui rendre visite. (He wished that you would come to visit him.)
Interactions with Other Tenses
The Subjonctif Imparfait is often used in dependent clauses with the Subjonctif Présent in the main clause, especially in complex sentences.
Example: Il faut que tu manges bien pour que tu aies de l’énergie. (You need to eat well so that you have energy.)
Indicatif Passé Composé
The Subjonctif Imparfait can be used alongside the Indicatif Passé Composé to indicate a contrast between a factual event and a hypothetical one.
Example: Il est parti avant que tu ne fusses arrivé. (He left before you arrived.)
The Subjonctif Imparfait is often used with the Conditional to express unreal or hypothetical situations in the past.
Example: J’aurais pu le faire si j’eusse eu plus de temps. (I could have done it if I had had more time.)
It can also be used with the Conditional Perfect to express unreal or hypothetical past events that would have occurred before other past events.
Example: J’aurais su s’il eût partagé l’information. (I would have known if he had shared the information.)
The Subjonctif Imparfait is a relatively complex tense, and its usage depends on the context and the verbs involved. It is essential to practice and become familiar with common expressions and contexts where this tense is appropriate to use it effectively in everyday French communication.
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