The French for contain is the verb renfermer

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    French for contain is the regular ER verb renfermer, covered here in all the tenses used in modern French.

     

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb renfermer - French for contain

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of renfermer, which is French for contain.
    • I contain.
    • you contained.
    • he will contain.
    • we would contain.
    • they may contain.

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

    contain
    renferme renfermes renferme renfermons renfermez renferment
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    contained
    renfermais renfermais renfermait renfermions renfermiez renfermaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    contained
    renfermai renfermas renferma renfermâmes renfermâtes renfermèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will contain
    renfermerai renfermeras renfermera renfermerons renfermerez renfermeront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would contain
    renfermerais renfermerais renfermerait renfermerions renfermeriez renfermeraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may contain
    renferme renfermes renferme renfermions renfermiez renferment
    Compound Tenses renfermer
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have contained
    ai renfermé as renfermé a renfermé avons renfermé avez renfermé ont renfermé
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had contained
    avais renfermé avais renfermé avait renfermé avions renfermé aviez renfermé avaient renfermé
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have contained
    aurais renfermé aurais renfermé aurait renfermé aurions renfermé auriez renfermé auraient renfermé
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    contain!
    renferme renfermons renfermez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of renfermer the French for contain
    présent de l’indicatif

    je renferme
    - I contain
    tu renfermes
    - you contain - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on renferme
    - he, she, it, one contains
    nous renfermons
    - we contain
    vous renfermez
    - you contain (formal or plural)
    ils, elles renferment
    - they contain

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of renfermer, the French for contain
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je renfermais
    - I contained
    - I was containing
    tu renfermais
    - you contained- (familiar or informal)
    - you were containing
    il, elle, on renfermait
    - he, she, it, one contained
    - he, she, it, one was containing
    nous renfermions
    - we contained
    - we were containing
    vous renfermiez
    - you contained- (formal or plural)
    - you were containing
    ils, elles renfermaient
    - they contained
    - they were containing

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of renfermer, the French for contain
    passé simple

    je renfermai
    - I contained
    tu renfermas
    - you contained- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on renferma
    - he, she, it, one contained
    nous renfermâmes
    - we contained
    vous renfermâtes
    - you contained- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles renfermèrent
    they contained
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of renfermer, the French for contain
    futur

    je renfermerai
    - I will contain
    tu renfermeras
    - you will contain (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on renfermera
    - he, she, it, one will contain
    nous renfermerons
    - we will contain
    vous renfermerez
    - you will contain (formal or plural)
    ils, elles renfermeront
    - they will contain

    Conditional Tense conjugations of renfermer, the French for contain
    conditionnel

    je renfermerais
    - I would contain
    tu renfermerais
    - you would contain (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on renfermerait
    - he, she, it, one would contain
    nous renfermerions
    - we would contain
    vous renfermeriez
    - you would contain (formal or plural)
    ils, elles renfermeraient
    - they would contain

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of renfermer, the French for contain
    présent de subjonctif

    que je renferme
    - that I may contain
    que tu renfermes
    - that you may contain(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on renferme
    - that he, she, it, one may contain
    que nous renfermions
    - that we may contain
    que vous renfermiez
    - that you may contain(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles renferment
    - that they may contain

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb renfermer - the verb ‘to contain’ in French

    Past Participle of renfermer is:
    renfermé -contained.

    The past participle is combined with the tenses of avoir, to make the compounds. Four are in common use.
    • I have contained
    • you had contained
    • he will have contained
    • we would have contained

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of renfermer - French for contain
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of renfermer, the French for contain
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of renfermer, the French for contain
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of renfermer, the French for contain
    impératif

    renferme
    - contain!
    renfermons
    - let’s contain!
    renfermez
    - contain!

    Present Participle of renfermer

    renfermant - containing

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