The French for insist is the verb insister

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    French for insist is the regular ER verb insister, 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 insister - French for insist

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of insister, which is French for insist.
    • I insist.
    • you insisted.
    • he will insist.
    • we would insist.
    • they may insist.

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

    insist
    insiste insistes insiste insistons insistez insistent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    insisted
    insistais insistais insistait insistions insistiez insistaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    insisted
    insistai insistas insista insistâmes insistâtes insistèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will insist
    insisterai insisteras insistera insisterons insisterez insisteront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would insist
    insisterais insisterais insisterait insisterions insisteriez insisteraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may insist
    insiste insistes insiste insistions insistiez insistent
    Compound Tenses insister
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have insisted
    ai insisté as insisté a insisté avons insisté avez insisté ont insisté
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had insisted
    avais insisté avais insisté avait insisté avions insisté aviez insisté avaient insisté
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have insisted
    aurais insisté aurais insisté aurait insisté aurions insisté auriez insisté auraient insisté
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    insist!
    insiste insistons insistez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of insister the French for insist
    présent de l’indicatif

    j’insiste
    - I insist
    tu insistes
    - you insist - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on insiste
    - he, she, it, one insists
    nous insistons
    - we insist
    vous insistez
    - you insist (formal or plural)
    ils, elles insistent
    - they insist

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of insister, the French for insist
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    j’insistais
    - I insisted
    - I was insisting
    tu insistais
    - you insisted- (familiar or informal)
    - you were insisting
    il, elle, on insistait
    - he, she, it, one insisted
    - he, she, it, one was insisting
    nous insistions
    - we insisted
    - we were insisting
    vous insistiez
    - you insisted- (formal or plural)
    - you were insisting
    ils, elles insistaient
    - they insisted
    - they were insisting

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of insister, the French for insist
    passé simple

    j’insistai
    - I insisted
    tu insistas
    - you insisted- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on insista
    - he, she, it, one insisted
    nous insistâmes
    - we insisted
    vous insistâtes
    - you insisted- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles insistèrent
    they insisted
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of insister, the French for insist
    futur

    j’insisterai
    - I will insist
    tu insisteras
    - you will insist (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on insistera
    - he, she, it, one will insist
    nous insisterons
    - we will insist
    vous insisterez
    - you will insist (formal or plural)
    ils, elles insisteront
    - they will insist

    Conditional Tense conjugations of insister, the French for insist
    conditionnel

    j’insisterais
    - I would insist
    tu insisterais
    - you would insist (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on insisterait
    - he, she, it, one would insist
    nous insisterions
    - we would insist
    vous insisteriez
    - you would insist (formal or plural)
    ils, elles insisteraient
    - they would insist

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of insister, the French for insist
    présent de subjonctif

    que j’insiste
    - that I may insist
    que tu insistes
    - that you may insist(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on insiste
    - that he, she, it, one may insist
    que nous insistions
    - that we may insist
    que vous insistiez
    - that you may insist(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles insistent
    - that they may insist

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb insister - the verb ‘to insist’ in French

    Past Participle of insister is:
    insisté -insisted.

    The past participle is very important as it forms the various compound tenses, four of which are used in modern French conversation and writing. Check out the tenses in the tables below.
    • I have insisted
    • you had insisted
    • he will have insisted
    • we would have insisted

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of insister - French for insist
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of insister, the French for insist
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of insister, the French for insist
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of insister, the French for insist
    impératif

    insiste
    - insist!
    insistons
    - let’s insist!
    insistez
    - insist!

    Present Participle of insister

    insistant - insisting

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