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

Introduction to the verb défeutrer

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The English translation of the French verb défeutrer is “to defrost” or “to remove frost”. The infinitive form is pronounced “de-feu-trer” with the “e” at the end being silent.

The word défeutrer comes from the combination of the prefix “dé-” meaning “remove” and the word “feutre” meaning “felt”. It is used to describe the action of removing frost from a surface, especially in winter.

In everyday French, défeutrer is most often used in the Subjonctif Présent tense, which is used to express a hypothetical or uncertain action. It is commonly used in weather forecasts or when talking about the possibility of frost occurring.

3 examples of défeutrer in the Subjonctif Présent tense are:

  1. Il faut que nous défeutrions la voiture avant de partir pour éviter le gel. (It is necessary that we defrost the car before leaving to avoid freezing.)

  2. Je crains qu’il y ait du givre demain matin, il faudra défeutrer les pare-brises. (I’m afraid there will be frost tomorrow morning, we will have to defrost the windshields.)

  3. Pour que les fruits ne gèlent pas, il est important de défeutrer les arbres pendant les nuits froides. (In order for the fruits not to freeze, it is important to defrost the trees during cold nights.)

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

Pronoun Conjugation Example Usage English Translation
je défoute Il faut que je défoute le tapis. I must vacuum the carpet.
tu défoutes Je préfère que tu défoutes la laine. I prefer you vacuum the wool.
il défoute Il est possible qu’il défoute le tapis. It’s possible he vacuum the carpet.
elle défoute Elle veut que j’elle défoute le sol. She wants her to vacuum the floor.
on défoute Il est important qu’on défoute la moquette. It’s important we vacuum the carpet.
nous défoutions Il est préférable que nous défoutions les tapis. It’s preferable we vacuum the carpets.
vous défoutiez Il est nécessaire que vous défoutiez le sol. It’s necessary you vacuum the floor.
ils défoutent Il est essentiel qu’ils défoutent les tapis. It’s essential they vacuum the carpets.
elles défoutent Il est crucial qu’elles défoutent la moquette. It’s crucial they vacuum the carpet.

Other Conjugations for Défeutrer.

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

    Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb défeutrer
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb défeutrer (this article)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Défeutrer – 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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