The French for gossip is the verb papoter

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    French for gossip is the regular ER verb papoter, shown here in all its tenses and conjugations that are used in contemporary French.

     

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb papoter - French for gossip

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of papoter, which is French for gossip.
    • I gossip.
    • you gossiped.
    • he will gossip.
    • we would gossip.
    • they may gossip.

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

    gossip
    papote papotes papote papotons papotez papotent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    gossiped
    papotais papotais papotait papotions papotiez papotaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    gossiped
    papotai papotas papota papotâmes papotâtes papotèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will gossip
    papoterai papoteras papotera papoterons papoterez papoteront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would gossip
    papoterais papoterais papoterait papoterions papoteriez papoteraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may gossip
    papote papotes papote papotions papotiez papotent
    Compound Tenses papoter
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have gossiped
    ai papoté as papoté a papoté avons papoté avez papoté ont papoté
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had gossiped
    avais papoté avais papoté avait papoté avions papoté aviez papoté avaient papoté
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have gossiped
    aurais papoté aurais papoté aurait papoté aurions papoté auriez papoté auraient papoté
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    gossip!
    papote papotons papotez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of papoter the French for gossip
    présent de l’indicatif

    je papote
    - I gossip
    tu papotes
    - you gossip - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on papote
    - he, she, it, one gossips
    nous papotons
    - we gossip
    vous papotez
    - you gossip (formal or plural)
    ils, elles papotent
    - they gossip

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of papoter, the French for gossip
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je papotais
    - I gossiped
    - I was gossiping
    tu papotais
    - you gossiped- (familiar or informal)
    - you were gossiping
    il, elle, on papotait
    - he, she, it, one gossiped
    - he, she, it, one was gossiping
    nous papotions
    - we gossiped
    - we were gossiping
    vous papotiez
    - you gossiped- (formal or plural)
    - you were gossiping
    ils, elles papotaient
    - they gossiped
    - they were gossiping

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of papoter, the French for gossip
    passé simple

    je papotai
    - I gossiped
    tu papotas
    - you gossiped- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on papota
    - he, she, it, one gossiped
    nous papotâmes
    - we gossiped
    vous papotâtes
    - you gossiped- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles papotèrent
    they gossiped
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of papoter, the French for gossip
    futur

    je papoterai
    - I will gossip
    tu papoteras
    - you will gossip (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on papotera
    - he, she, it, one will gossip
    nous papoterons
    - we will gossip
    vous papoterez
    - you will gossip (formal or plural)
    ils, elles papoteront
    - they will gossip

    Conditional Tense conjugations of papoter, the French for gossip
    conditionnel

    je papoterais
    - I would gossip
    tu papoterais
    - you would gossip (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on papoterait
    - he, she, it, one would gossip
    nous papoterions
    - we would gossip
    vous papoteriez
    - you would gossip (formal or plural)
    ils, elles papoteraient
    - they would gossip

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of papoter, the French for gossip
    présent de subjonctif

    que je papote
    - that I may gossip
    que tu papotes
    - that you may gossip(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on papote
    - that he, she, it, one may gossip
    que nous papotions
    - that we may gossip
    que vous papotiez
    - that you may gossip(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles papotent
    - that they may gossip

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb papoter - the verb ‘to gossip’ in French

    Past Participle of papoter is:
    papoté -gossiped.

    Because the past participle is used with the various tenses of the verb - to have - avoir, to construct the four main compound tenses, its importance is highlighted. Once you have mastered avoir, you have mastered the key to constructing compound verbs in French.
    • I have gossiped
    • you had gossiped
    • he will have gossiped
    • we would have gossiped

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of papoter - French for gossip
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of papoter, the French for gossip
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of papoter, the French for gossip
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of papoter, the French for gossip
    impératif

    papote
    - gossip!
    papotons
    - let’s gossip!
    papotez
    - gossip!

    Present Participle of papoter

    papotant - gossiping

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