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

Introduction to the verb craquer

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The English translation of the French verb craquer is “to crack” or “to break.” In its infinitive form, craquer is pronounced as “kra-kay.”

Craquer comes from the French noun “craque,” which means “crack” or “split.” It is most often used as a transitive verb, meaning it requires a direct object.

In everyday French, craquer is commonly used in the Subjonctif Présent tense, which is used to express doubt, desire, or uncertainty. This tense is often used to express a hypothetical or uncertain situation. For example:

  1. Il faut que tu craques pour ce nouvel ordinateur. (You have to crack for this new computer.) In this example, the speaker is expressing a desire or wish for the person to buy the new computer.

  2. Je préférerais que tu ne craques pas pour ces chaussures hors de prix. (I would prefer that you don’t crack for these expensive shoes.) In this example, the speaker is expressing doubt or uncertainty about the person’s potential purchase.

  3. Il est possible qu’elle craque pour lui après cette soirée. (It’s possible that she might crack for him after this evening.) In this example, the speaker is expressing a hypothetical situation that may occur after the evening.

Overall, craquer is most commonly used in the Subjonctif Présent tense to express desire, doubt, or uncertainty in everyday French.

Table of the Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of craquer

Pronoun Conjugation Example Usage English Translation
je craque Je veux que je craque. I want to crack.
tu craques Il est possible que tu craques. It’s possible you crack.
il craque Elle préfère qu’il craque. She prefers he cracks.
elle craque Elle veut qu’elle craque. She wants her to crack.
on craque Il est important qu’on craque. It’s important we crack.
nous craquions Nous voulons que nous craquions. We want to crack.
vous craquiez Elle est nécessaire que vous craquiez. It’s necessary you crack.
ils craquent Il est essentiel qu’ils craquent. It’s essential they crack.
elles craquent Il est crucial qu’elles craquent. It’s crucial they crack.

Other Conjugations for Craquer.

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

    Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb craquer
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Craquer – About the French Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense

The French Subjonctif Présent, often referred to simply as the “subjunctive mood,” is a verb tense used to express doubt, uncertainty, subjectivity, and emotions. It is not used to describe actions or facts that are considered certain or objective. Here, I will explain the Subjonctif Présent tense, its common everyday usage patterns, and how it interacts with other tenses in French.
NOTE: To take a deep dive into all the French tenses then see my article on Mastering French Tense Conjugation.

Formation of the Subjonctif Présent

To form the Subjonctif Présent tense for regular verbs, you typically follow these rules

1. Start with the third-person plural (ils/elles) form of the present tense of the verb.
2. Remove the -ent ending.
3. Add the appropriate endings for each verb group:
   – For -er verbs: e, es, e, ions, iez, ent.
   – For -ir verbs: e, es, e, issions, issiez, issent.
   – For -re verbs: e, es, e, ions, iez, ent.

Common Everyday Usage Patterns

1. Expressing Uncertainty and Doubt. The Subjonctif Présent is commonly used to express uncertainty, doubt, or subjective feelings. For example:
   – Je doute qu’il vienne. (I doubt he is coming.)
   – Il est possible que nous ayons des problèmes. (It is possible that we will have problems.)

2. Emotions and Desires. You use the subjunctive to express emotions, desires, hopes, and wishes.
   – Je veux que tu sois heureux. (I want you to be happy.)
   – J’aimerais que vous veniez à la fête. (I would like you to come to the party.)

3. Impersonal Expressions. Some impersonal expressions require the Subjonctif Présent, such as “il est important que” (it is important that), “il est nécessaire que” (it is necessary that), or “il faut que” (it is necessary that).
   – Il est nécessaire que nous partions. (It is necessary that we leave.)

4. Expressions of Possibility and Hypothesis. Subjunctive can be used to express possibilities and hypotheses:
   – Si j’étais riche, je voyagerais. (If I were rich, I would travel.)

Interactions with Other Tenses

The Subjonctif Présent can interact with other tenses in various ways:

1. Present Subjunctive with Present Indicative. Often, the Subjonctif Présent is used alongside the present indicative to express a contrast between certainty and uncertainty. For example:
   – Il est sûr que tu viens. (It’s certain that you are coming.)
   – Il est possible que tu viennes. (It’s possible that you are coming.)

2. Past Subjunctive with Past Indicative. The Subjonctif Passé is used in conjunction with past indicative tenses to express doubt, uncertainty, or emotion about past actions or events.
   – J’étais triste qu’il soit parti. (I was sad that he had left.)

3. Future Subjunctive with Future Indicative. The Subjonctif Futur can be used with future indicative tenses to express doubt or uncertainty about future actions.
   – J’espère qu’il viendra. (I hope he will come.)

4. Conditional and Subjunctive. The Subjonctif Présent is often used with the conditional mood to express hypothetical or unreal situations.
   – Si j’avais de l’argent, je voyagerais. (If I had money, I would travel.)

Summary

The Subjonctif Présent is a mood used to convey uncertainty, doubt, emotions, and desires. It interacts with other tenses in French to create a wide range of nuanced expressions in both everyday conversation and more complex contexts.

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