The French for arrive, happen is the verb arriver

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    French for arrive, happen is the regular ER verb arriver, shown here in all its tenses and conjugations that are used in contemporary French.

     

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb arriver - French for arrive, happen

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of arriver, which is French for arrive, happen.
    • I arrive, happen.
    • you arrived.
    • he will arrive, happen.
    • we would arrive, happen.
    • they may arrive, happen.

    The Verb Conjugation Tables below for arriver, enable you to practise your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Repeat the process again and again for best results.
  • VERB CONJUGATION TABLE arriver
    Simple Tenses arriver
    TENSE
    je/j’
    tu
    il
    nous
    vous
    ils
    Present
    Présent

    arrive, happen
    arrive arrives arrive arrivons arrivez arrivent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    arrived
    arrivais arrivais arrivait arrivions arriviez arrivaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    arrived
    arrivai arrivas arriva arrivâmes arrivâtes arrivèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will arrive, happen
    arriverai arriveras arrivera arriverons arriverez arriveront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would arrive, happen
    arriverais arriverais arriverait arriverions arriveriez arriveraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may arrive, happen
    arrive arrives arrive arrivions arriviez arrivent
    Compound Tenses arriver
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have arrived
    ai arrivé as arrivé a arrivé avons arrivé avez arrivé ont arrivé
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had arrived
    avais arrivé avais arrivé avait arrivé avions arrivé aviez arrivé avaient arrivé
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

    will have
    aurai arrivé auras arrivé aura arrivé aurons arrivé aurez arrivé auront arrivé
    Conditional Perfect
    Conditionnel Passé

    would have arrived
    aurais arrivé aurais arrivé aurait arrivé aurions arrivé auriez arrivé auraient arrivé
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    arrive, happen!
    arrive arrivons arrivez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of arriver the French for arrive, happen
    présent de l’indicatif

    j’arrive
    - I arrive, happen
    tu arrives
    - you arrive, happen - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on arrive
    - he, she, it, one arrives
    nous arrivons
    - we arrive, happen
    vous arrivez
    - you arrive, happen (formal or plural)
    ils, elles arrivent
    - they arrive, happen

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of arriver, the French for arrive, happen
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    j’arrivais
    - I arrived
    - I was arriving
    tu arrivais
    - you arrived- (familiar or informal)
    - you were arriving
    il, elle, on arrivait
    - he, she, it, one arrived
    - he, she, it, one was arriving
    nous arrivions
    - we arrived
    - we were arriving
    vous arriviez
    - you arrived- (formal or plural)
    - you were arriving
    ils, elles arrivaient
    - they arrived
    - they were arriving

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of arriver, the French for arrive, happen
    passé simple

    j’arrivai
    - I arrived
    tu arrivas
    - you arrived- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on arriva
    - he, she, it, one arrived
    nous arrivâmes
    - we arrived
    vous arrivâtes
    - you arrived- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles arrivèrent
    they arrived
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of arriver, the French for arrive, happen
    futur

    j’arriverai
    - I will arrive, happen
    tu arriveras
    - you will arrive, happen (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on arrivera
    - he, she, it, one will arrive, happen
    nous arriverons
    - we will arrive, happen
    vous arriverez
    - you will arrive, happen (formal or plural)
    ils, elles arriveront
    - they will arrive, happen

    Conditional Tense conjugations of arriver, the French for arrive, happen
    conditionnel

    j’arriverais
    - I would arrive, happen
    tu arriverais
    - you would arrive, happen (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on arriverait
    - he, she, it, one would arrive, happen
    nous arriverions
    - we would arrive, happen
    vous arriveriez
    - you would arrive, happen (formal or plural)
    ils, elles arriveraient
    - they would arrive, happen

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of arriver, the French for arrive, happen
    présent de subjonctif

    que j’arrive
    - that I may arrive, happen
    que tu arrives
    - that you may arrive, happen(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on arrive
    - that he, she, it, one may arrive, happen
    que nous arrivions
    - that we may arrive, happen
    que vous arriviez
    - that you may arrive, happen(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles arrivent
    - that they may arrive, happen

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb arriver - the verb ‘to arrive, happen’ in French

    Past Participle of arriver is:
    arrivé -arrived.

    Seeing that the past participle is taken and merged with the various conjugations of the verb - to have - avoir, create the four French compound tenses, its importance is highlighted. Once you have mastered avoir, you have mastered the key to constructing compound verbs in French.
    • I have arrived
    • you had arrived
    • he will have arrived
    • we would have arrived

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of arriver - French for arrive, happen
    passé composé

    Here’s the French for arrive, happen conjugated with all the pronouns in the present perfect tense.
    j’ai arrivé
    - I have arrived or I did arrive, happen or
    - I arrived
    tu as arrivé
    - you have arrived or you did arrive, happen - (familiar or informal) or
    - you arrived
    il, elle, on a arrivé
    - he, she, it, one has arrive, happen or did arrive, happen
    - he, she, it arrived
    nous avons arrivé
    - we have arrived or we did arrive, happen
    - we arrived
    vous avez arrivé
    - you have arrived or you did arrive, happen (formal or plural) or
    - or we arrived
    ils, elles ont arrivé
    - they have arrived or they did arrive, happen
    - they arrived

    Past Perfect Indicative or Pluperfect Tense conjugations of arriver - arrive, happen in French
    plus-que-parfait de l’indicatif

    Here’s the French for -arrive, happen conjugated with all the pronouns in the past perfect tense.
    j’avais arrivé
    - I had arrived
    tu avais arrivé
    - you had arrived- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on avait arrivé
    - he, she, it, one had arrived
    nous avions arrivé
    - we had arrived
    vous aviez arrivé
    - you had arrived (formal or plural)
    ils, elles avaient arrivé
    - they had arrived

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of arriver, the French for arrive, happen
    futur antérieur

    j’aurai arrivé
    - I will have
    tu auras arrivé
    - you will have - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on aura arrivé
    - he, she, it, one will have
    nous aurons arrivé
    - we will have
    vous aurez arrivé
    - you will have - (formal or plural)
    ils, elles auront arrivé
    - they will have

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of arriver, the French for arrive, happen
    conditionnel passé

    j’aurais arrivé
    - I would have arrived
    tu aurais arrivé
    - you would have arrived- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on aurait arrivé
    - he, she, it, one would have arrived
    nous aurions arrivé
    - we would have arrived
    vous auriez arrivé
    - you would have arrived- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles auraient arrivé
    - they would have arrived

    Imperative Tense conjugations of arriver, the French for arrive, happen
    impératif

    arrive
    - arrive, happen!
    arrivons
    - let’s arrive, happen!
    arrivez
    - arrive, happen!

    Present Participle of arriver

    arrivant - arriving

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