The French for cry is the verb pleurer

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    French for cry is the regular ER verb pleurer, laid out here in the most practically formatted verb table.

     

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb pleurer - French for cry

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of pleurer, which is French for cry.
    • I cry.
    • you cried.
    • he will cry.
    • we would cry.
    • they may cry.

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

    cry
    pleure pleures pleure pleurons pleurez pleurent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    cried
    pleurais pleurais pleurait pleurions pleuriez pleuraient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    cried
    pleurai pleuras pleura pleurâmes pleurâtes pleurèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will cry
    pleurerai pleureras pleurera pleurerons pleurerez pleureront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would cry
    pleurerais pleurerais pleurerait pleurerions pleureriez pleureraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may cry
    pleure pleures pleure pleurions pleuriez pleurent
    Compound Tenses pleurer
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have cried
    ai pleuré as pleuré a pleuré avons pleuré avez pleuré ont pleuré
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had cried
    avais pleuré avais pleuré avait pleuré avions pleuré aviez pleuré avaient pleuré
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have cried
    aurais pleuré aurais pleuré aurait pleuré aurions pleuré auriez pleuré auraient pleuré
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    cry!
    pleure pleurons pleurez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of pleurer the French for cry
    présent de l’indicatif

    je pleure
    - I cry
    tu pleures
    - you cry - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on pleure
    - he, she, it, one cries
    nous pleurons
    - we cry
    vous pleurez
    - you cry (formal or plural)
    ils, elles pleurent
    - they cry

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of pleurer, the French for cry
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je pleurais
    - I cried
    - I was crying
    tu pleurais
    - you cried- (familiar or informal)
    - you were crying
    il, elle, on pleurait
    - he, she, it, one cried
    - he, she, it, one was crying
    nous pleurions
    - we cried
    - we were crying
    vous pleuriez
    - you cried- (formal or plural)
    - you were crying
    ils, elles pleuraient
    - they cried
    - they were crying

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of pleurer, the French for cry
    passé simple

    je pleurai
    - I cried
    tu pleuras
    - you cried- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on pleura
    - he, she, it, one cried
    nous pleurâmes
    - we cried
    vous pleurâtes
    - you cried- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles pleurèrent
    they cried
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of pleurer, the French for cry
    futur

    je pleurerai
    - I will cry
    tu pleureras
    - you will cry (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on pleurera
    - he, she, it, one will cry
    nous pleurerons
    - we will cry
    vous pleurerez
    - you will cry (formal or plural)
    ils, elles pleureront
    - they will cry

    Conditional Tense conjugations of pleurer, the French for cry
    conditionnel

    je pleurerais
    - I would cry
    tu pleurerais
    - you would cry (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on pleurerait
    - he, she, it, one would cry
    nous pleurerions
    - we would cry
    vous pleureriez
    - you would cry (formal or plural)
    ils, elles pleureraient
    - they would cry

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of pleurer, the French for cry
    présent de subjonctif

    que je pleure
    - that I may cry
    que tu pleures
    - that you may cry(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on pleure
    - that he, she, it, one may cry
    que nous pleurions
    - that we may cry
    que vous pleuriez
    - that you may cry(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles pleurent
    - that they may cry

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb pleurer - the verb ‘to cry’ in French

    Past Participle of pleurer is:
    pleuré -cried.

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

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of pleurer - French for cry
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of pleurer, the French for cry
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of pleurer, the French for cry
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of pleurer, the French for cry
    impératif

    pleure
    - cry!
    pleurons
    - let’s cry!
    pleurez
    - cry!

    Present Participle of pleurer

    pleurant - crying

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