The French for calm, soothe is the verb calmer

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    French for calm, soothe is the regular ER verb calmer, 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 calmer - French for calm, soothe

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of calmer, which is French for calm, soothe.
    • I calm, soothe.
    • you calmed.
    • he will calm, soothe.
    • we would calm, soothe.
    • they may calm, soothe.

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

    calm, soothe
    calme calmes calme calmons calmez calment
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    calmed
    calmais calmais calmait calmions calmiez calmaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    calmed
    calmai calmas calma calmâmes calmâtes calmèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will calm, soothe
    calmerai calmeras calmera calmerons calmerez calmeront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would calm, soothe
    calmerais calmerais calmerait calmerions calmeriez calmeraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may calm, soothe
    calme calmes calme calmions calmiez calment
    Compound Tenses calmer
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have calmed
    ai calmé as calmé a calmé avons calmé avez calmé ont calmé
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had calmed
    avais calmé avais calmé avait calmé avions calmé aviez calmé avaient calmé
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have calmed
    aurais calmé aurais calmé aurait calmé aurions calmé auriez calmé auraient calmé
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    calm, soothe!
    calme calmons calmez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of calmer the French for calm, soothe
    présent de l’indicatif

    je calme
    - I calm, soothe
    tu calmes
    - you calm, soothe - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on calme
    - he, she, it, one calms
    nous calmons
    - we calm, soothe
    vous calmez
    - you calm, soothe (formal or plural)
    ils, elles calment
    - they calm, soothe

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of calmer, the French for calm, soothe
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je calmais
    - I calmed
    - I was calming
    tu calmais
    - you calmed- (familiar or informal)
    - you were calming
    il, elle, on calmait
    - he, she, it, one calmed
    - he, she, it, one was calming
    nous calmions
    - we calmed
    - we were calming
    vous calmiez
    - you calmed- (formal or plural)
    - you were calming
    ils, elles calmaient
    - they calmed
    - they were calming

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of calmer, the French for calm, soothe
    passé simple

    je calmai
    - I calmed
    tu calmas
    - you calmed- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on calma
    - he, she, it, one calmed
    nous calmâmes
    - we calmed
    vous calmâtes
    - you calmed- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles calmèrent
    they calmed
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of calmer, the French for calm, soothe
    futur

    je calmerai
    - I will calm, soothe
    tu calmeras
    - you will calm, soothe (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on calmera
    - he, she, it, one will calm, soothe
    nous calmerons
    - we will calm, soothe
    vous calmerez
    - you will calm, soothe (formal or plural)
    ils, elles calmeront
    - they will calm, soothe

    Conditional Tense conjugations of calmer, the French for calm, soothe
    conditionnel

    je calmerais
    - I would calm, soothe
    tu calmerais
    - you would calm, soothe (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on calmerait
    - he, she, it, one would calm, soothe
    nous calmerions
    - we would calm, soothe
    vous calmeriez
    - you would calm, soothe (formal or plural)
    ils, elles calmeraient
    - they would calm, soothe

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of calmer, the French for calm, soothe
    présent de subjonctif

    que je calme
    - that I may calm, soothe
    que tu calmes
    - that you may calm, soothe(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on calme
    - that he, she, it, one may calm, soothe
    que nous calmions
    - that we may calm, soothe
    que vous calmiez
    - that you may calm, soothe(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles calment
    - that they may calm, soothe

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb calmer - the verb ‘to calm, soothe’ in French

    Past Participle of calmer is:
    calmé -calmed.

    Given that the past participle is put with several of the tenses of the verb - to have - avoir, to create the four 'often-used' compound tenses, its significance is strongly underlined. Once you have thoroughly committed these avoir tenses to memory, you have unlocked the first major key to to construction of compound verbs in French.
    • I have calmed
    • you had calmed
    • he will have calmed
    • we would have calmed

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of calmer - French for calm, soothe
    passé composé

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

    Past Perfect Indicative or Pluperfect Tense conjugations of calmer - calm, soothe in French
    plus-que-parfait de l’indicatif

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of calmer, the French for calm, soothe
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of calmer, the French for calm, soothe
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of calmer, the French for calm, soothe
    impératif

    calme
    - calm, soothe!
    calmons
    - let’s calm, soothe!
    calmez
    - calm, soothe!

    Present Participle of calmer

    calmant - calming

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