The French for carry is the verb porter

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb porter - French for carry

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of porter, which is French for carry.
    • I carry.
    • you carried.
    • he will carry.
    • we would carry.
    • they may carry.

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

    carry
    porte portes porte portons portez portent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    carried
    portais portais portait portions portiez portaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    carried
    portai portas porta portâmes portâtes portèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will carry
    porterai porteras portera porterons porterez porteront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would carry
    porterais porterais porterait porterions porteriez porteraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may carry
    porte portes porte portions portiez portent
    Compound Tenses porter
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have carried
    ai porté as porté a porté avons porté avez porté ont porté
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had carried
    avais porté avais porté avait porté avions porté aviez porté avaient porté
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have carried
    aurais porté aurais porté aurait porté aurions porté auriez porté auraient porté
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    carry!
    porte portons portez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of porter the French for carry
    présent de l’indicatif

    je porte
    - I carry
    tu portes
    - you carry - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on porte
    - he, she, it, one carries
    nous portons
    - we carry
    vous portez
    - you carry (formal or plural)
    ils, elles portent
    - they carry

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of porter, the French for carry
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je portais
    - I carried
    - I was carrying
    tu portais
    - you carried- (familiar or informal)
    - you were carrying
    il, elle, on portait
    - he, she, it, one carried
    - he, she, it, one was carrying
    nous portions
    - we carried
    - we were carrying
    vous portiez
    - you carried- (formal or plural)
    - you were carrying
    ils, elles portaient
    - they carried
    - they were carrying

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of porter, the French for carry
    passé simple

    je portai
    - I carried
    tu portas
    - you carried- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on porta
    - he, she, it, one carried
    nous portâmes
    - we carried
    vous portâtes
    - you carried- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles portèrent
    they carried
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of porter, the French for carry
    futur

    je porterai
    - I will carry
    tu porteras
    - you will carry (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on portera
    - he, she, it, one will carry
    nous porterons
    - we will carry
    vous porterez
    - you will carry (formal or plural)
    ils, elles porteront
    - they will carry

    Conditional Tense conjugations of porter, the French for carry
    conditionnel

    je porterais
    - I would carry
    tu porterais
    - you would carry (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on porterait
    - he, she, it, one would carry
    nous porterions
    - we would carry
    vous porteriez
    - you would carry (formal or plural)
    ils, elles porteraient
    - they would carry

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of porter, the French for carry
    présent de subjonctif

    que je porte
    - that I may carry
    que tu portes
    - that you may carry(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on porte
    - that he, she, it, one may carry
    que nous portions
    - that we may carry
    que vous portiez
    - that you may carry(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles portent
    - that they may carry

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb porter - the verb ‘to carry’ in French

    Past Participle of porter is:
    porté -carried.

    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 carried
    • you had carried
    • he will have carried
    • we would have carried

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of porter - French for carry
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of porter, the French for carry
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of porter, the French for carry
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of porter, the French for carry
    impératif

    porte
    - carry!
    portons
    - let’s carry!
    portez
    - carry!

    Present Participle of porter

    portant - carrying

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