The French for borrow is the verb emprunter

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    French for borrow is the regular ER verb emprunter, presented in the most user-friendly layout with an in-depth look at all the conjugations.

     

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb emprunter - French for borrow

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of emprunter, which is French for borrow.
    • I borrow.
    • you borrowed.
    • he will borrow.
    • we would borrow.
    • they may borrow.

    The Verb Conjugation Tables below for emprunter, enable you to practise your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Try this process four or five times a day for a week to consolidate the learning. Remember to come back to the tables after another week, month, 3 months etc to review what you have learnt.
  • VERB CONJUGATION TABLE emprunter
    Simple Tenses emprunter
    TENSE
    je/j’
    tu
    il
    nous
    vous
    ils
    Present
    Présent

    borrow
    emprunte empruntes emprunte empruntons empruntez empruntent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    borrowed
    empruntais empruntais empruntait empruntions empruntiez empruntaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    borrowed
    empruntai empruntas emprunta empruntâmes empruntâtes empruntèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will borrow
    emprunterai emprunteras empruntera emprunterons emprunterez emprunteront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would borrow
    emprunterais emprunterais emprunterait emprunterions emprunteriez emprunteraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may borrow
    emprunte empruntes emprunte empruntions empruntiez empruntent
    Compound Tenses emprunter
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have borrowed
    ai emprunté as emprunté a emprunté avons emprunté avez emprunté ont emprunté
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had borrowed
    avais emprunté avais emprunté avait emprunté avions emprunté aviez emprunté avaient emprunté
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have borrowed
    aurais emprunté aurais emprunté aurait emprunté aurions emprunté auriez emprunté auraient emprunté
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    borrow!
    emprunte empruntons empruntez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of emprunter the French for borrow
    présent de l’indicatif

    j’emprunte
    - I borrow
    tu empruntes
    - you borrow - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on emprunte
    - he, she, it, one borrows
    nous empruntons
    - we borrow
    vous empruntez
    - you borrow (formal or plural)
    ils, elles empruntent
    - they borrow

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of emprunter, the French for borrow
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    j’empruntais
    - I borrowed
    - I was borrowing
    tu empruntais
    - you borrowed- (familiar or informal)
    - you were borrowing
    il, elle, on empruntait
    - he, she, it, one borrowed
    - he, she, it, one was borrowing
    nous empruntions
    - we borrowed
    - we were borrowing
    vous empruntiez
    - you borrowed- (formal or plural)
    - you were borrowing
    ils, elles empruntaient
    - they borrowed
    - they were borrowing

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of emprunter, the French for borrow
    passé simple

    j’empruntai
    - I borrowed
    tu empruntas
    - you borrowed- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on emprunta
    - he, she, it, one borrowed
    nous empruntâmes
    - we borrowed
    vous empruntâtes
    - you borrowed- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles empruntèrent
    they borrowed
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of emprunter, the French for borrow
    futur

    j’emprunterai
    - I will borrow
    tu emprunteras
    - you will borrow (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on empruntera
    - he, she, it, one will borrow
    nous emprunterons
    - we will borrow
    vous emprunterez
    - you will borrow (formal or plural)
    ils, elles emprunteront
    - they will borrow

    Conditional Tense conjugations of emprunter, the French for borrow
    conditionnel

    j’emprunterais
    - I would borrow
    tu emprunterais
    - you would borrow (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on emprunterait
    - he, she, it, one would borrow
    nous emprunterions
    - we would borrow
    vous emprunteriez
    - you would borrow (formal or plural)
    ils, elles emprunteraient
    - they would borrow

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of emprunter, the French for borrow
    présent de subjonctif

    que j’emprunte
    - that I may borrow
    que tu empruntes
    - that you may borrow(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on emprunte
    - that he, she, it, one may borrow
    que nous empruntions
    - that we may borrow
    que vous empruntiez
    - that you may borrow(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles empruntent
    - that they may borrow

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb emprunter - the verb ‘to borrow’ in French

    Past Participle of emprunter is:
    emprunté -borrowed.

    One can see the importance of the past participle in that it is used, with avoir to construct the compound tenses, four of which are in common useage today.
    • I have borrowed
    • you had borrowed
    • he will have borrowed
    • we would have borrowed

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of emprunter - French for borrow
    passé composé

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

    Past Perfect Indicative or Pluperfect Tense conjugations of emprunter - borrow in French
    plus-que-parfait de l’indicatif

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of emprunter, the French for borrow
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of emprunter, the French for borrow
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of emprunter, the French for borrow
    impératif

    emprunte
    - borrow!
    empruntons
    - let’s borrow!
    empruntez
    - borrow!

    Present Participle of emprunter

    empruntant - borrowing

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