The French for forgive is the verb pardonner

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    French for forgive is the regular ER verb pardonner, 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 pardonner - French for forgive

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of pardonner, which is French for forgive.
    • I forgive.
    • you forgave.
    • he will forgive.
    • we would forgive.
    • they may forgive.

    The Verb Conjugating Tables below for pardonner, encourage you to practise your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Keep doing these many times.
  • VERB CONJUGATION TABLE pardonner
    Simple Tenses pardonner
    TENSE
    je/j’
    tu
    il
    nous
    vous
    ils
    Present
    Présent

    forgive
    pardonne pardonnes pardonne pardonnons pardonnez pardonnent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    forgave
    pardonnais pardonnais pardonnait pardonnions pardonniez pardonnaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    forgave
    pardonnai pardonnas pardonna pardonnâmes pardonnâtes pardonnèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will forgive
    pardonnerai pardonneras pardonnera pardonnerons pardonnerez pardonneront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would forgive
    pardonnerais pardonnerais pardonnerait pardonnerions pardonneriez pardonneraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may forgive
    pardonne pardonnes pardonne pardonnions pardonniez pardonnent
    Compound Tenses pardonner
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have forgave
    ai pardonné as pardonné a pardonné avons pardonné avez pardonné ont pardonné
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had forgave
    avais pardonné avais pardonné avait pardonné avions pardonné aviez pardonné avaient pardonné
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have forgave
    aurais pardonné aurais pardonné aurait pardonné aurions pardonné auriez pardonné auraient pardonné
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    forgive!
    pardonne pardonnons pardonnez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of pardonner the French for forgive
    présent de l’indicatif

    je pardonne
    - I forgive
    tu pardonnes
    - you forgive - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on pardonne
    - he, she, it, one forgives
    nous pardonnons
    - we forgive
    vous pardonnez
    - you forgive (formal or plural)
    ils, elles pardonnent
    - they forgive

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of pardonner, the French for forgive
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je pardonnais
    - I forgave
    - I was forgiving
    tu pardonnais
    - you forgave- (familiar or informal)
    - you were forgiving
    il, elle, on pardonnait
    - he, she, it, one forgave
    - he, she, it, one was forgiving
    nous pardonnions
    - we forgave
    - we were forgiving
    vous pardonniez
    - you forgave- (formal or plural)
    - you were forgiving
    ils, elles pardonnaient
    - they forgave
    - they were forgiving

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of pardonner, the French for forgive
    passé simple

    je pardonnai
    - I forgave
    tu pardonnas
    - you forgave- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on pardonna
    - he, she, it, one forgave
    nous pardonnâmes
    - we forgave
    vous pardonnâtes
    - you forgave- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles pardonnèrent
    they forgave
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of pardonner, the French for forgive
    futur

    je pardonnerai
    - I will forgive
    tu pardonneras
    - you will forgive (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on pardonnera
    - he, she, it, one will forgive
    nous pardonnerons
    - we will forgive
    vous pardonnerez
    - you will forgive (formal or plural)
    ils, elles pardonneront
    - they will forgive

    Conditional Tense conjugations of pardonner, the French for forgive
    conditionnel

    je pardonnerais
    - I would forgive
    tu pardonnerais
    - you would forgive (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on pardonnerait
    - he, she, it, one would forgive
    nous pardonnerions
    - we would forgive
    vous pardonneriez
    - you would forgive (formal or plural)
    ils, elles pardonneraient
    - they would forgive

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of pardonner, the French for forgive
    présent de subjonctif

    que je pardonne
    - that I may forgive
    que tu pardonnes
    - that you may forgive(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on pardonne
    - that he, she, it, one may forgive
    que nous pardonnions
    - that we may forgive
    que vous pardonniez
    - that you may forgive(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles pardonnent
    - that they may forgive

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb pardonner - the verb ‘to forgive’ in French

    Past Participle of pardonner is:
    pardonné -forgave.

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

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of pardonner - French for forgive
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of pardonner, the French for forgive
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of pardonner, the French for forgive
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of pardonner, the French for forgive
    impératif

    pardonne
    - forgive!
    pardonnons
    - let’s forgive!
    pardonnez
    - forgive!

    Present Participle of pardonner

    pardonnant - forgiving

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