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

Introduction to the verb ignifuger

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The English translation of the French verb ignifuger is “to fireproof.” It is pronounced “een-yee-few-zhay.”

The word ignifuger comes from the Latin word “ignis,” meaning fire, and the French verb “fuger,” meaning to flee or escape. It is most often used in every day French in the Subjonctif Présent tense, which expresses a hypothetical or uncertain action.

Here are three simple examples of its usage in this tense, with their English translations:

  1. Il est important que nous ignifugions la maison avant l’arrivée de l’hiver. (It is important that we fireproof the house before the arrival of winter.)

  2. Je préfère que vous ignifugiez le bois avant de l’utiliser pour la cheminée. (I prefer that you fireproof the wood before using it for the fireplace.)

  3. Il faut que les bâtiments publics soient ignifugés pour assurer la sécurité du public. (It is necessary for public buildings to be fireproofed to ensure the safety of the public.)

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

Pronoun Conjugation Example Usage English Translation
je ignifuge Il est important que je ignifuge toutes les substances inflammables. It’s important that I flame retard all flammable substances.
tu ignifuges Je suis inquiet que tu ignifuges la maison. I’m worried that you flame retard the house.
il ignifuge Je crains qu’il ignifuge les meubles. I fear he flame retards the furniture.
elle ignifuge Elle insiste pour qu’elle ignifuge les rideaux. She insists on flame retarding the curtains.
on ignifuge Il est primordial qu’on ignifuge l’immeuble. It’s crucial that we flame retard the building.
nous ignifugions Il est recommandé que nous ignifugions les câbles électriques. It’s recommended that we flame retard the electrical cables.
vous ignifugiez Je suggère que vous ignifugiez les matelas. I suggest you flame retard the mattresses.
ils ignifugent Je suis content que ils ignifugent la maison. I’m glad they flame retard the house.
elles ignifugent Elle dit qu’elles ignifugent les murs. She says they flame retard the walls.

Other Conjugations for Ignifuger.

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

    Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb ignifuger
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ignifuger – 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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