The French for lead is the verb prêter

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    French for lead is the regular ER verb prêter, covered here in all the tenses used in modern French.

     

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb prêter - French for lead

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of prêter, which is French for lead.
    • I lead.
    • you leaded.
    • he will lead.
    • we would lead.
    • they may lead.

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

    lead
    prête prêtes prête prêtons prêtez prêtent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    leaded
    prêtais prêtais prêtait prêtions prêtiez prêtaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    leaded
    prêtai prêtas prêta prêtâmes prêtâtes prêtèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will lead
    prêterai prêteras prêtera prêterons prêterez prêteront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would lead
    prêterais prêterais prêterait prêterions prêteriez prêteraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may lead
    prête prêtes prête prêtions prêtiez prêtent
    Compound Tenses prêter
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have leaded
    ai prêté as prêté a prêté avons prêté avez prêté ont prêté
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had leaded
    avais prêté avais prêté avait prêté avions prêté aviez prêté avaient prêté
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have leaded
    aurais prêté aurais prêté aurait prêté aurions prêté auriez prêté auraient prêté
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    lead!
    prête prêtons prêtez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of prêter the French for lead
    présent de l’indicatif

    je prête
    - I lead
    tu prêtes
    - you lead - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on prête
    - he, she, it, one leads
    nous prêtons
    - we lead
    vous prêtez
    - you lead (formal or plural)
    ils, elles prêtent
    - they lead

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of prêter, the French for lead
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je prêtais
    - I leaded
    - I was leading
    tu prêtais
    - you leaded- (familiar or informal)
    - you were leading
    il, elle, on prêtait
    - he, she, it, one leaded
    - he, she, it, one was leading
    nous prêtions
    - we leaded
    - we were leading
    vous prêtiez
    - you leaded- (formal or plural)
    - you were leading
    ils, elles prêtaient
    - they leaded
    - they were leading

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of prêter, the French for lead
    passé simple

    je prêtai
    - I leaded
    tu prêtas
    - you leaded- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on prêta
    - he, she, it, one leaded
    nous prêtâmes
    - we leaded
    vous prêtâtes
    - you leaded- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles prêtèrent
    they leaded
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of prêter, the French for lead
    futur

    je prêterai
    - I will lead
    tu prêteras
    - you will lead (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on prêtera
    - he, she, it, one will lead
    nous prêterons
    - we will lead
    vous prêterez
    - you will lead (formal or plural)
    ils, elles prêteront
    - they will lead

    Conditional Tense conjugations of prêter, the French for lead
    conditionnel

    je prêterais
    - I would lead
    tu prêterais
    - you would lead (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on prêterait
    - he, she, it, one would lead
    nous prêterions
    - we would lead
    vous prêteriez
    - you would lead (formal or plural)
    ils, elles prêteraient
    - they would lead

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of prêter, the French for lead
    présent de subjonctif

    que je prête
    - that I may lead
    que tu prêtes
    - that you may lead(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on prête
    - that he, she, it, one may lead
    que nous prêtions
    - that we may lead
    que vous prêtiez
    - that you may lead(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles prêtent
    - that they may lead

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb prêter - the verb ‘to lead’ in French

    Past Participle of prêter is:
    prêté -leaded.

    These past tenses are all made using the tenses of avoir (to have) and the past participle. Being made of two parts they are called 'compound'.
    • I have leaded
    • you had leaded
    • he will have leaded
    • we would have leaded

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of prêter - French for lead
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of prêter, the French for lead
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of prêter, the French for lead
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of prêter, the French for lead
    impératif

    prête
    - lead!
    prêtons
    - let’s lead!
    prêtez
    - lead!

    Present Participle of prêter

    prêtant - leading

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