The French for lack is the verb manquer

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    French for lack is the regular ER verb manquer, 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 manquer - French for lack

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of manquer, which is French for lack.
    • I lack.
    • you lacked.
    • he will lack.
    • we would lack.
    • they may lack.

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

    lack
    manque manques manque manquons manquez manquent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    lacked
    manquais manquais manquait manquions manquiez manquaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    lacked
    manquai manquas manqua manquâmes manquâtes manquèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will lack
    manquerai manqueras manquera manquerons manquerez manqueront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would lack
    manquerais manquerais manquerait manquerions manqueriez manqueraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may lack
    manque manques manque manquions manquiez manquent
    Compound Tenses manquer
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have lacked
    ai manqué as manqué a manqué avons manqué avez manqué ont manqué
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had lacked
    avais manqué avais manqué avait manqué avions manqué aviez manqué avaient manqué
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have lacked
    aurais manqué aurais manqué aurait manqué aurions manqué auriez manqué auraient manqué
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    lack!
    manque manquons manquez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of manquer the French for lack
    présent de l’indicatif

    je manque
    - I lack
    tu manques
    - you lack - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on manque
    - he, she, it, one lacks
    nous manquons
    - we lack
    vous manquez
    - you lack (formal or plural)
    ils, elles manquent
    - they lack

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of manquer, the French for lack
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je manquais
    - I lacked
    - I was lacking
    tu manquais
    - you lacked- (familiar or informal)
    - you were lacking
    il, elle, on manquait
    - he, she, it, one lacked
    - he, she, it, one was lacking
    nous manquions
    - we lacked
    - we were lacking
    vous manquiez
    - you lacked- (formal or plural)
    - you were lacking
    ils, elles manquaient
    - they lacked
    - they were lacking

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of manquer, the French for lack
    passé simple

    je manquai
    - I lacked
    tu manquas
    - you lacked- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on manqua
    - he, she, it, one lacked
    nous manquâmes
    - we lacked
    vous manquâtes
    - you lacked- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles manquèrent
    they lacked
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of manquer, the French for lack
    futur

    je manquerai
    - I will lack
    tu manqueras
    - you will lack (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on manquera
    - he, she, it, one will lack
    nous manquerons
    - we will lack
    vous manquerez
    - you will lack (formal or plural)
    ils, elles manqueront
    - they will lack

    Conditional Tense conjugations of manquer, the French for lack
    conditionnel

    je manquerais
    - I would lack
    tu manquerais
    - you would lack (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on manquerait
    - he, she, it, one would lack
    nous manquerions
    - we would lack
    vous manqueriez
    - you would lack (formal or plural)
    ils, elles manqueraient
    - they would lack

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of manquer, the French for lack
    présent de subjonctif

    que je manque
    - that I may lack
    que tu manques
    - that you may lack(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on manque
    - that he, she, it, one may lack
    que nous manquions
    - that we may lack
    que vous manquiez
    - that you may lack(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles manquent
    - that they may lack

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb manquer - the verb ‘to lack’ in French

    Past Participle of manquer is:
    manqué -lacked.

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

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of manquer - French for lack
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of manquer, the French for lack
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of manquer, the French for lack
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of manquer, the French for lack
    impératif

    manque
    - lack!
    manquons
    - let’s lack!
    manquez
    - lack!

    Present Participle of manquer

    manquant - lacking

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