The French for imitate is the verb imiter

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    French for imitate is the regular ER verb imiter, viewed thoroughly here in the main French tenses, past, present, future, conditional and subjunctives.

     

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb imiter - French for imitate

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of imiter, which is French for imitate.
    • I imitate.
    • you imitated.
    • he will imitate.
    • we would imitate.
    • they may imitate.

    The Tables of the Verb Conjugated below for imiter, give you the ability to practise your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically) which is 'I, you, he, she, we, they' etc, and by TENSE (horizontally). Repeat this process several times.
  • VERB CONJUGATION TABLE imiter
    Simple Tenses imiter
    TENSE
    je/j’
    tu
    il
    nous
    vous
    ils
    Present
    Présent

    imitate
    imite imites imite imitons imitez imitent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    imitated
    imitais imitais imitait imitions imitiez imitaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    imitated
    imitai imitas imita imitâmes imitâtes imitèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will imitate
    imiterai imiteras imitera imiterons imiterez imiteront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would imitate
    imiterais imiterais imiterait imiterions imiteriez imiteraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may imitate
    imite imites imite imitions imitiez imitent
    Compound Tenses imiter
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have imitated
    ai imité as imité a imité avons imité avez imité ont imité
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had imitated
    avais imité avais imité avait imité avions imité aviez imité avaient imité
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have imitated
    aurais imité aurais imité aurait imité aurions imité auriez imité auraient imité
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    imitate!
    imite imitons imitez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of imiter the French for imitate
    présent de l’indicatif

    j’imite
    - I imitate
    tu imites
    - you imitate - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on imite
    - he, she, it, one imitates
    nous imitons
    - we imitate
    vous imitez
    - you imitate (formal or plural)
    ils, elles imitent
    - they imitate

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of imiter, the French for imitate
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    j’imitais
    - I imitated
    - I was imitating
    tu imitais
    - you imitated- (familiar or informal)
    - you were imitating
    il, elle, on imitait
    - he, she, it, one imitated
    - he, she, it, one was imitating
    nous imitions
    - we imitated
    - we were imitating
    vous imitiez
    - you imitated- (formal or plural)
    - you were imitating
    ils, elles imitaient
    - they imitated
    - they were imitating

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of imiter, the French for imitate
    passé simple

    j’imitai
    - I imitated
    tu imitas
    - you imitated- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on imita
    - he, she, it, one imitated
    nous imitâmes
    - we imitated
    vous imitâtes
    - you imitated- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles imitèrent
    they imitated
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of imiter, the French for imitate
    futur

    j’imiterai
    - I will imitate
    tu imiteras
    - you will imitate (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on imitera
    - he, she, it, one will imitate
    nous imiterons
    - we will imitate
    vous imiterez
    - you will imitate (formal or plural)
    ils, elles imiteront
    - they will imitate

    Conditional Tense conjugations of imiter, the French for imitate
    conditionnel

    j’imiterais
    - I would imitate
    tu imiterais
    - you would imitate (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on imiterait
    - he, she, it, one would imitate
    nous imiterions
    - we would imitate
    vous imiteriez
    - you would imitate (formal or plural)
    ils, elles imiteraient
    - they would imitate

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of imiter, the French for imitate
    présent de subjonctif

    que j’imite
    - that I may imitate
    que tu imites
    - that you may imitate(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on imite
    - that he, she, it, one may imitate
    que nous imitions
    - that we may imitate
    que vous imitiez
    - that you may imitate(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles imitent
    - that they may imitate

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb imiter - the verb ‘to imitate’ in French

    Past Participle of imiter is:
    imité -imitated.

    Given that the past participle is put with several of the tenses of the verb - to have - avoir, to create the four 'often-used' compound tenses, its significance is strongly underlined. Once you have thoroughly committed these avoir tenses to memory, you have unlocked the first major key to to construction of compound verbs in French.
    • I have imitated
    • you had imitated
    • he will have imitated
    • we would have imitated

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of imiter - French for imitate
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of imiter, the French for imitate
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of imiter, the French for imitate
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of imiter, the French for imitate
    impératif

    imite
    - imitate!
    imitons
    - let’s imitate!
    imitez
    - imitate!

    Present Participle of imiter

    imitant - imitating

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