Introduction to the verb draguer
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The English translation of the French verb draguer is “to flirt.” It is pronounced as “dra-guh-ray.”
The language origin of draguer comes from the French word “drague,” which means “dredge” or “fishing net.” The verb draguer was originally used to refer to the act of dredging or fishing, but it later evolved to also mean “to seduce” or “to flirt with someone.” Today, it is most often used in everyday French to describe the act of flirting or trying to pick up someone.
In the Subjonctif Passé tense, draguer is conjugated as “aie dragué” for the first person singular, “aies dragué” for the second person singular, “ait dragué” for the third person singular, and so on.
Three simple examples of its usage in the Subjonctif Passé tense are:
- J’espère que tu aies dragué cette fille à la fête. (I hope you flirted with that girl at the party.)
- Il est possible que nous ayons dragué ensemble dans ce bar. (It is possible that we flirted together at this bar.)
- J’aurais aimé qu’elle ait dragué mon ami plutôt que moi. (I would have liked for her to have flirted with my friend instead of me.)
Table of the Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of draguer
||Je doute que j’aie dragué.
||I doubt that I flirted.
||Il faut que tu aies dragué.
||You must have flirted.
||Il est possible qu’il ait dragué.
||It’s possible he flirted.
||Elle craint qu’elle ait dragué.
||She fears she flirted.
||On veut qu’on ait dragué.
||We want it to have been flirted.
||Espérons que nous ayons dragué.
||Let’s hope we flirted.
||Il est important que vous ayez dragué.
||It’s important that you flirted.
||Ils doutent qu’ils aient dragué.
||They doubt they flirted.
||Elles préfèrent qu’elles aient dragué.
||They prefer they flirted.
Other Conjugations for Draguer.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb draguer
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb draguer
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb draguer
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb draguer
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb draguer
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb draguer
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb draguer
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb draguer
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb draguer
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb draguer
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb draguer (this article)
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb draguer
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb draguer
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb draguer
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb draguer
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb draguer
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb draguer
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Draguer – About the French Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense
The French Subjonctif Passé is a verb tense used to express actions or states that are uncertain, hypothetical, or dependent on some condition in the past. It’s often used in conjunction with the main verb in the present or future tense to convey various nuances of doubt, desire, necessity, or emotion.
Formation of the Subjonctif Passé
To form the Subjonctif Passé, you generally need to start with the third person plural (ils/elles) form of the passé composé (a compound past tense). Then, drop the subject and replace it with the appropriate Subjonctif endings. The endings are the same for regular -er, -ir, and -re verbs:
– For -er verbs: -e, -es, -e, -ions, -iez, -ent
– For -ir verbs: -isse, -isses, -ît, -issions, -issiez, -issent
– For -re verbs: -e, -es, -e, -ions, -iez, -ent
For example, if you have the verb “parler” (to speak) in the third person plural passé composé, which is “ils ont parlé” (they spoke), the Subjonctif Passé form would be “qu’ils aient parlé” (that they spoke).
Everyday Usage Patterns
The Subjonctif Passé is commonly used in various situations:
– Expressing doubt or uncertainty: It’s used when you’re not certain about the completion of an action in the past. For example, “Je doute qu’il ait mangé” (I doubt that he ate).
– Desires and preferences: When you want or wish for something to have happened in the past. For instance, “Je préfère que tu aies réussi” (I prefer that you have succeeded).
– Expressing emotions: To convey emotions or feelings related to past actions or events. For example, “Il est content que nous ayons gagné” (He is happy that we won).
– Hypothetical situations: When discussing hypothetical or unreal past situations. For example, “Si j’avais su, j’aurais souhaité qu’ils aient été là” (If I had known, I would have wished they had been there).
Interactions with Other Tenses
The Subjonctif Passé often interacts with other tenses to convey specific meanings:
It’s commonly used after expressions of doubt, desire, necessity, or emotion in the present. For example, “Il faut que tu aies fini” (You must have finished).
It’s used in the future for hypothetical or unreal actions in the past when the main clause is in the future. For example, “Je douterai qu’ils aient terminé demain” (I will doubt that they have finished tomorrow).
When the main clause is in the conditional, the Subjonctif Passé can be used to express unreal or hypothetical actions in the past. For instance, “Il voudrait que nous ayons réussi” (He would like us to have succeeded).
The Subjonctif Passé is a versatile tense used in French to convey uncertainty, doubt, desire, or hypothetical situations related to past actions. It is used in various everyday contexts and interacts with other tenses to express specific nuances in the language.
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