The French for aspire to is the verb aspirer

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You can say for example:Il aspire à devenir chirurgien.

Which means:He aspires to become a surgeon.

So, if you want to know how to say aspire to in French, how to express the verb in all the main tenses, here it is.

The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb aspirer - French for aspire to

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Here you’ll learn the conjugations of aspirer, which is French for aspire to.
  • I aspire to.
  • you aspired to.
  • he will aspire to.
  • we would aspire to.
  • they may aspire to.
The Verb Conjugation Tables below for aspirer, enable you to practise your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Do both many times over.

VERB CONJUGATION TABLE aspirer
Simple Tenses aspirer
TENSE
je/j’
tu
il
nous
vous
ils
Present
Présent
aspire to
aspire aspires aspire aspirons aspirez aspirent
Past Imperfect
Imparfait
aspired to
aspirais aspirais aspirait aspirions aspiriez aspiraient
Simple Past
Passé Simple
aspired to
aspirai aspiras aspira aspirâmes aspirâtes aspirèrent
Future
Futur
will aspire to
aspirerai aspireras aspirera aspirerons aspirerez aspireront
Conditional
Conditionnel
would aspire to
aspirerais aspirerais aspirerait aspirerions aspireriez aspireraient
Subjunctive
Subjonctif
may aspire to
aspire aspires aspire aspirions aspiriez aspirent
Compound Tenses aspirer
Present Perfect
Passé Composé
have aspired to
ai aspiré as aspiré a aspiré avons aspiré avez aspiré ont aspiré
Past Perfect
Plus-que-Parfait
had aspired to
avais aspiré avais aspiré avait aspiré avions aspiré aviez aspiré avaient aspiré
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur
will have aspired to
aurai aspiré auras aspiré aura aspiré aurons aspiré aurez aspiré auront aspiré
Conditional Perfect
Conditionnel Passé
would have aspired to
aurais aspiré aurais aspiré aurait aspiré aurions aspiré auriez aspiré auraient aspiré
Imperative
Imperatif
aspire to!
aspire aspirons aspirez

Present Indicative Tense conjugations of aspirer the French for aspire to
présent de l’indicatif

j’aspire
- I aspire to
tu aspires
- you aspire to - (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on aspire
- he, she, it, one aspires to
nous aspirons
- we aspire to
vous aspirez
- you aspire to (formal or plural)
ils, elles aspirent
- they aspire to

Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of aspirer, the French for aspire to
imparfait de l’indicatif

j’aspirais
- I aspired to
- I was aspiring to
tu aspirais
- you aspired to- (familiar or informal)
- you were aspiring to
il, elle, on aspirait
- he, she, it, one aspired to
- he, she, it, one was aspiring to
nous aspirions
- we aspired to
- we were aspiring to
vous aspiriez
- you aspired to- (formal or plural)
- you were aspiring to
ils, elles aspiraient
- they aspired to
- they were aspiring to

Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of aspirer, the French for aspire to
passé simple

j’aspirai
- I aspired to
tu aspiras
- you aspired to- (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on aspira
- he, she, it, one aspired to
nous aspirâmes
- we aspired to
vous aspirâtes
- you aspired to- (formal or plural)
ils, elles aspirèrent
they aspired to
(The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

Future Tense conjugations of aspirer, the French for aspire to
futur

j’aspirerai
- I will aspire to
tu aspireras
- you will aspire to (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on aspirera
- he, she, it, one will aspire to
nous aspirerons
- we will aspire to
vous aspirerez
- you will aspire to (formal or plural)
ils, elles aspireront
- they will aspire to

Conditional Tense conjugations of aspirer, the French for aspire to
conditionnel

j’aspirerais
- I would aspire to
tu aspirerais
- you would aspire to (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on aspirerait
- he, she, it, one would aspire to
nous aspirerions
- we would aspire to
vous aspireriez
- you would aspire to (formal or plural)
ils, elles aspireraient
- they would aspire to

Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of aspirer, the French for aspire to
présent de subjonctif

que j’aspire
- that I may aspire to
que tu aspires
- that you may aspire to(familiar or informal)
qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on aspire
- that he, she, it, one may aspire to
que nous aspirions
- that we may aspire to
que vous aspiriez
- that you may aspire to(formal or plural)
qu’ils, qu’elles aspirent
- that they may aspire to

The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb aspirer - the verb ‘to aspire to’ in French

Past Participle of aspirer is:
aspiré -aspired to.

The past participle is very important as it forms the various compound tenses, four of which are used in modern French conversation and writing. Check out the tenses in the tables below.
  • I have aspired to
  • you had aspired to
  • he will have aspired to
  • we would have aspired to

Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of aspirer - French for aspire to
passé composé

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

Past Perfect Indicative or Pluperfect Tense conjugations of aspirer - aspire to in French
plus-que-parfait de l’indicatif

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

Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of aspirer, the French for aspire to
futur antérieur

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

Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of aspirer, the French for aspire to
conditionnel passé

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

Imperative Tense conjugations of aspirer, the French for aspire to
impératif

aspire
- aspire to!
aspirons
- let’s aspire to!
aspirez
- aspire to!

Present Participle of aspirer

aspirant - aspiring to

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