The French for burn is the verb brûler

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    French for burn is the regular ER verb brûler, viewed thoroughly here in the main French tenses, past, present, future, conditional and subjunctives.

     

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb brûler - French for burn

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of brûler, which is French for burn.
    • I burn.
    • you burned.
    • he will burn.
    • we would burn.
    • they may burn.

    The Verb Conjugation Tables below for brûler, let you to practise your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Do these two sequences lots of times over.
  • VERB CONJUGATION TABLE brûler
    Simple Tenses brûler
    TENSE
    je/j’
    tu
    il
    nous
    vous
    ils
    Present
    Présent

    burn
    brûle brûles brûle brûlons brûlez brûlent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    burned
    brûlais brûlais brûlait brûlions brûliez brûlaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    burned
    brûlai brûlas brûla brûlâmes brûlâtes brûlèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will burn
    brûlerai brûleras brûlera brûlerons brûlerez brûleront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would burn
    brûlerais brûlerais brûlerait brûlerions brûleriez brûleraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may burn
    brûle brûles brûle brûlions brûliez brûlent
    Compound Tenses brûler
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have burned
    ai brûlé as brûlé a brûlé avons brûlé avez brûlé ont brûlé
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had burned
    avais brûlé avais brûlé avait brûlé avions brûlé aviez brûlé avaient brûlé
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have burned
    aurais brûlé aurais brûlé aurait brûlé aurions brûlé auriez brûlé auraient brûlé
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    burn!
    brûle brûlons brûlez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of brûler the French for burn
    présent de l’indicatif

    je brûle
    - I burn
    tu brûles
    - you burn - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on brûle
    - he, she, it, one burns
    nous brûlons
    - we burn
    vous brûlez
    - you burn (formal or plural)
    ils, elles brûlent
    - they burn

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of brûler, the French for burn
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je brûlais
    - I burned
    - I was burning
    tu brûlais
    - you burned- (familiar or informal)
    - you were burning
    il, elle, on brûlait
    - he, she, it, one burned
    - he, she, it, one was burning
    nous brûlions
    - we burned
    - we were burning
    vous brûliez
    - you burned- (formal or plural)
    - you were burning
    ils, elles brûlaient
    - they burned
    - they were burning

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of brûler, the French for burn
    passé simple

    je brûlai
    - I burned
    tu brûlas
    - you burned- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on brûla
    - he, she, it, one burned
    nous brûlâmes
    - we burned
    vous brûlâtes
    - you burned- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles brûlèrent
    they burned
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of brûler, the French for burn
    futur

    je brûlerai
    - I will burn
    tu brûleras
    - you will burn (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on brûlera
    - he, she, it, one will burn
    nous brûlerons
    - we will burn
    vous brûlerez
    - you will burn (formal or plural)
    ils, elles brûleront
    - they will burn

    Conditional Tense conjugations of brûler, the French for burn
    conditionnel

    je brûlerais
    - I would burn
    tu brûlerais
    - you would burn (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on brûlerait
    - he, she, it, one would burn
    nous brûlerions
    - we would burn
    vous brûleriez
    - you would burn (formal or plural)
    ils, elles brûleraient
    - they would burn

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of brûler, the French for burn
    présent de subjonctif

    que je brûle
    - that I may burn
    que tu brûles
    - that you may burn(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on brûle
    - that he, she, it, one may burn
    que nous brûlions
    - that we may burn
    que vous brûliez
    - that you may burn(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles brûlent
    - that they may burn

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb brûler - the verb ‘to burn’ in French

    Past Participle of brûler is:
    brûlé -burned.

    • I have burned
    • you had burned
    • he will have burned
    • we would have burned

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of brûler - French for burn
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of brûler, the French for burn
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of brûler, the French for burn
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of brûler, the French for burn
    impératif

    brûle
    - burn!
    brûlons
    - let’s burn!
    brûlez
    - burn!

    Present Participle of brûler

    brûlant - burning

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