- The French also do use the verb GRATER. - The word for RASP in French is les râpes - The word râper can be used for grating carrots, cheese etc, or for filing things down with a rasp or file.
Another interesting point about this word is the fact that the French circumflex often represents a missing letter ... usually an 's'. This letter was part of the original French word, but was deleted over time as the language changed. Hence many words in English that came from French still retain the 's' but it has been dropped over time in the French. Another example is 'forest'. In French it is forêt - the circumflex showing that the missing 's' after the 'e'.
So, if you want to know how to say grate in French, how to express the verb in all the main tenses, here it is.
The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb râper - French for grate
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Here you’ll learn the conjugations of râper, which is French for grate.
he will grate.
we would grate.
they may grate.
The Verb Conjugation Tables below for râper, help you to practice your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Repeat these over and over again.
VERB CONJUGATION TABLE râper
Simple Tenses râper
Present Présent grate
Past Imperfect Imparfait grated
Simple Past Passé Simple grated
Future Futur will grate
Conditional Conditionnel would grate
Subjunctive Subjonctif may grate
Compound Tenses râper
Present Perfect Passé Composé have grated
Past Perfect Plus-que-Parfait had grated
Future Perfect Futur Antérieur will have
Conditional Perfect Conditionnel Passé would have grated
Imperative Imperatif grate!
Present Indicative Tense conjugations of râper the French for grate présent de l’indicatif
je râpe - I grate tu râpes - you grate - (familiar or informal) il, elle, on râpe - he, she, it, one grates nous râpons - we grate vous râpez - you grate (formal or plural) ils, elles râpent - they grate
Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of râper, the French for grate imparfait de l’indicatif
je râpais - I grated - I was grating tu râpais - you grated- (familiar or informal) - you were grating il, elle, on râpait - he, she, it, one grated - he, she, it, one was grating nous râpions - we grated - we were grating vous râpiez - you grated- (formal or plural) - you were grating ils, elles râpaient - they grated - they were grating
Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of râper, the French for grate passé simple
je râpai - I grated tu râpas - you grated- (familiar or informal) il, elle, on râpa - he, she, it, one grated nous râpâmes - we grated vous râpâtes - you grated- (formal or plural) ils, elles râpèrent they grated (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).
Future Tense conjugations of râper, the French for grate futur
je râperai - I will grate tu râperas - you will grate (familiar or informal) il, elle, on râpera - he, she, it, one will grate nous râperons - we will grate vous râperez - you will grate (formal or plural) ils, elles râperont - they will grate
Conditional Tense conjugations of râper, the French for grate conditionnel
je râperais - I would grate tu râperais - you would grate (familiar or informal) il, elle, on râperait - he, she, it, one would grate nous râperions - we would grate vous râperiez - you would grate (formal or plural) ils, elles râperaient - they would grate
Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of râper, the French for grate présent de subjonctif
que je râpe - that I may grate que tu râpes - that you may grate(familiar or informal) qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on râpe - that he, she, it, one may grate que nous râpions - that we may grate que vous râpiez - that you may grate(formal or plural) qu’ils, qu’elles râpent - that they may grate
The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb râper - the verb ‘to grate’ in French
Past Participle of râper is: râpé -grated.
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 grated
you had grated
he will have grated
we would have grated
Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of râper - French for grate passé composé
Here’s the French for grate conjugated with all the pronouns in the present perfect tense. j’ai râpé - I have grated or I did grate or - I grated tu as râpé - you have grated or you did grate - (familiar or informal) or - you grated il, elle, on a râpé - he, she, it, one has grate or did grate - he, she, it grated nous avons râpé - we have grated or we did grate - we grated vous avez râpé - you have grated or you did grate (formal or plural) or - or we grated ils, elles ont râpé - they have grated or they did grate - they grated
Past Perfect Indicative or Pluperfect Tense conjugations of râper - grate in French plus-que-parfait de l’indicatif
Here’s the French for -grate conjugated with all the pronouns in the past perfect tense. j’avais râpé - I had grated tu avais râpé - you had grated- (familiar or informal) il, elle, on avait râpé - he, she, it, one had grated nous avions râpé - we had grated vous aviez râpé - you had grated (formal or plural) ils, elles avaient râpé - they had grated
Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of râper, the French for grate futur antérieur
j’aurai râpé - I will have tu auras râpé - you will have - (familiar or informal) il, elle, on aura râpé - he, she, it, one will have nous aurons râpé - we will have vous aurez râpé - you will have - (formal or plural) ils, elles auront râpé - they will have
Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of râper, the French for grate conditionnel passé
j’aurais râpé - I would have grated tu aurais râpé - you would have grated- (familiar or informal) il, elle, on aurait râpé - he, she, it, one would have grated nous aurions râpé - we would have grated vous auriez râpé - you would have grated- (formal or plural) ils, elles auraient râpé - they would have grated
Imperative Tense conjugations of râper, the French for grate impératif
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