The French for count is the verb compter

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    French for count is the regular ER verb compter, outlined here in detail in the tenses employed in today's French language.


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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb compter - French for count

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of compter, which is French for count.
    • I count.
    • you counted.
    • he will count.
    • we would count.
    • they may count.

    The Verb Conjugation Tables below for compter, enable you to practise your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Do both many times over.
    Simple Tenses compter

    compte comptes compte comptons comptez comptent
    Past Imperfect
    comptais comptais comptait comptions comptiez comptaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    comptai comptas compta comptâmes comptâtes comptèrent

    will count
    compterai compteras comptera compterons compterez compteront

    would count
    compterais compterais compterait compterions compteriez compteraient

    may count
    compte comptes compte comptions comptiez comptent
    Compound Tenses compter
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have counted
    ai compté as compté a compté avons compté avez compté ont compté
    Past Perfect

    had counted
    avais compté avais compté avait compté avions compté aviez compté avaient compté
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have counted
    aurais compté aurais compté aurait compté aurions compté auriez compté auraient compté

    compte comptons comptez

    Present Indicative présent de l’indicatif

    je compte
    - I count
    tu comptes
    - you count - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on compte
    - he, she, it, one counts
    nous comptons
    - we count
    vous comptez
    - you count (formal or plural)
    ils, elles comptent
    - they count

    Imperfect Indicative imparfait de l’indicatif

    je comptais
    - I counted
    - I was counting
    tu comptais
    - you counted- (familiar or informal)
    - you were counting
    il, elle, on comptait
    - he, she, it, one counted
    - he, she, it, one was counting
    nous comptions
    - we counted
    - we were counting
    vous comptiez
    - you counted- (formal or plural)
    - you were counting
    ils, elles comptaient
    - they counted
    - they were counting

    Simple Past or Past Definite passé simple

    je comptai
    - I counted
    tu comptas
    - you counted- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on compta
    - he, she, it, one counted
    nous comptâmes
    - we counted
    vous comptâtes
    - you counted- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles comptèrent
    they counted
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future futur

    je compterai
    - I will count
    tu compteras
    - you will count (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on comptera
    - he, she, it, one will count
    nous compterons
    - we will count
    vous compterez
    - you will count (formal or plural)
    ils, elles compteront
    - they will count

    Conditional Tense conjugations of compter, the French for count

    je compterais
    - I would count
    tu compterais
    - you would count (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on compterait
    - he, she, it, one would count
    nous compterions
    - we would count
    vous compteriez
    - you would count (formal or plural)
    ils, elles compteraient
    - they would count

    Present Subjunctive présent de subjonctif

    que je compte
    - that I may count
    que tu comptes
    - that you may count(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on compte
    - that he, she, it, one may count
    que nous comptions
    - that we may count
    que vous comptiez
    - that you may count(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles comptent
    - that they may count

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb compter - the verb ‘to count’ in French

    Past Participle of compter is:
    compté -counted.

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

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of compter - French for count
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of compter, the French for count
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of compter, the French for count
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of compter, the French for count

    - count!
    - let’s count!
    - count!

    Present Participle of compter

    comptant - counting

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