The French for dream is the verb rêver

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    French for dream is the regular ER verb rêver, 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 rêver - French for dream

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of rêver, which is French for dream.
    • I dream.
    • you dreamed.
    • he will dream.
    • we would dream.
    • they may dream.

    The Verb Conjugation Tables below for rêver, enable you to practise your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Try this process four or five times a day for a week to consolidate the learning. Remember to come back to the tables after another week, month, 3 months etc to review what you have learnt.
  • VERB CONJUGATION TABLE rêver
    Simple Tenses rêver
    TENSE
    je/j’
    tu
    il
    nous
    vous
    ils
    Present
    Présent

    dream
    rêve rêves rêve rêvons rêvez rêvent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    dreamed
    rêvais rêvais rêvait rêvions rêviez rêvaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    dreamed
    rêvai rêvas rêva rêvâmes rêvâtes rêvèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will dream
    rêverai rêveras rêvera rêverons rêverez rêveront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would dream
    rêverais rêverais rêverait rêverions rêveriez rêveraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may dream
    rêve rêves rêve rêvions rêviez rêvent
    Compound Tenses rêver
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have dreamed
    ai rêvé as rêvé a rêvé avons rêvé avez rêvé ont rêvé
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had dreamed
    avais rêvé avais rêvé avait rêvé avions rêvé aviez rêvé avaient rêvé
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have dreamed
    aurais rêvé aurais rêvé aurait rêvé aurions rêvé auriez rêvé auraient rêvé
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    dream!
    rêve rêvons rêvez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of rêver the French for dream
    présent de l’indicatif

    je rêve
    - I dream
    tu rêves
    - you dream - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on rêve
    - he, she, it, one dreams
    nous rêvons
    - we dream
    vous rêvez
    - you dream (formal or plural)
    ils, elles rêvent
    - they dream

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of rêver, the French for dream
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je rêvais
    - I dreamed
    - I was dreaming
    tu rêvais
    - you dreamed- (familiar or informal)
    - you were dreaming
    il, elle, on rêvait
    - he, she, it, one dreamed
    - he, she, it, one was dreaming
    nous rêvions
    - we dreamed
    - we were dreaming
    vous rêviez
    - you dreamed- (formal or plural)
    - you were dreaming
    ils, elles rêvaient
    - they dreamed
    - they were dreaming

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of rêver, the French for dream
    passé simple

    je rêvai
    - I dreamed
    tu rêvas
    - you dreamed- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on rêva
    - he, she, it, one dreamed
    nous rêvâmes
    - we dreamed
    vous rêvâtes
    - you dreamed- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles rêvèrent
    they dreamed
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of rêver, the French for dream
    futur

    je rêverai
    - I will dream
    tu rêveras
    - you will dream (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on rêvera
    - he, she, it, one will dream
    nous rêverons
    - we will dream
    vous rêverez
    - you will dream (formal or plural)
    ils, elles rêveront
    - they will dream

    Conditional Tense conjugations of rêver, the French for dream
    conditionnel

    je rêverais
    - I would dream
    tu rêverais
    - you would dream (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on rêverait
    - he, she, it, one would dream
    nous rêverions
    - we would dream
    vous rêveriez
    - you would dream (formal or plural)
    ils, elles rêveraient
    - they would dream

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of rêver, the French for dream
    présent de subjonctif

    que je rêve
    - that I may dream
    que tu rêves
    - that you may dream(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on rêve
    - that he, she, it, one may dream
    que nous rêvions
    - that we may dream
    que vous rêviez
    - that you may dream(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles rêvent
    - that they may dream

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb rêver - the verb ‘to dream’ in French

    Past Participle of rêver is:
    rêvé -dreamed.

    Seeing that the past participle is taken and merged with the various conjugations of the verb - to have - avoir, to create the four French compound tenses, its importance is highlighted. Once you have mastered avoir, you have mastered the key to constructing compound verbs in French.
    • I have dreamed
    • you had dreamed
    • he will have dreamed
    • we would have dreamed

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of rêver - French for dream
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of rêver, the French for dream
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of rêver, the French for dream
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of rêver, the French for dream
    impératif

    rêve
    - dream!
    rêvons
    - let’s dream!
    rêvez
    - dream!

    Present Participle of rêver

    rêvant - dreaming

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