The French for leave is the verb laisser

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb laisser - French for leave

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of laisser, which is French for leave.
    • I leave.
    • you leaved.
    • he will leave.
    • we would leave.
    • they may leave.

    The Verb Conjugating Tables below for laisser, encourage you to practise your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Keep doing these many times.
  • VERB CONJUGATION TABLE laisser
    Simple Tenses laisser
    TENSE
    je/j’
    tu
    il
    nous
    vous
    ils
    Present
    Présent

    leave
    laisse laisses laisse laissons laissez laissent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    leaved
    laissais laissais laissait laissions laissiez laissaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    leaved
    laissai laissas laissa laissâmes laissâtes laissèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will leave
    laisserai laisseras laissera laisserons laisserez laisseront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would leave
    laisserais laisserais laisserait laisserions laisseriez laisseraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may leave
    laisse laisses laisse laissions laissiez laissent
    Compound Tenses laisser
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have leaved
    ai laissé as laissé a laissé avons laissé avez laissé ont laissé
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had leaved
    avais laissé avais laissé avait laissé avions laissé aviez laissé avaient laissé
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have leaved
    aurais laissé aurais laissé aurait laissé aurions laissé auriez laissé auraient laissé
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    leave!
    laisse laissons laissez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of laisser the French for leave
    présent de l’indicatif

    je laisse
    - I leave
    tu laisses
    - you leave - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on laisse
    - he, she, it, one leaves
    nous laissons
    - we leave
    vous laissez
    - you leave (formal or plural)
    ils, elles laissent
    - they leave

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of laisser, the French for leave
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je laissais
    - I leaved
    - I was leaving
    tu laissais
    - you leaved- (familiar or informal)
    - you were leaving
    il, elle, on laissait
    - he, she, it, one leaved
    - he, she, it, one was leaving
    nous laissions
    - we leaved
    - we were leaving
    vous laissiez
    - you leaved- (formal or plural)
    - you were leaving
    ils, elles laissaient
    - they leaved
    - they were leaving

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of laisser, the French for leave
    passé simple

    je laissai
    - I leaved
    tu laissas
    - you leaved- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on laissa
    - he, she, it, one leaved
    nous laissâmes
    - we leaved
    vous laissâtes
    - you leaved- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles laissèrent
    they leaved
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of laisser, the French for leave
    futur

    je laisserai
    - I will leave
    tu laisseras
    - you will leave (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on laissera
    - he, she, it, one will leave
    nous laisserons
    - we will leave
    vous laisserez
    - you will leave (formal or plural)
    ils, elles laisseront
    - they will leave

    Conditional Tense conjugations of laisser, the French for leave
    conditionnel

    je laisserais
    - I would leave
    tu laisserais
    - you would leave (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on laisserait
    - he, she, it, one would leave
    nous laisserions
    - we would leave
    vous laisseriez
    - you would leave (formal or plural)
    ils, elles laisseraient
    - they would leave

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of laisser, the French for leave
    présent de subjonctif

    que je laisse
    - that I may leave
    que tu laisses
    - that you may leave(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on laisse
    - that he, she, it, one may leave
    que nous laissions
    - that we may leave
    que vous laissiez
    - that you may leave(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles laissent
    - that they may leave

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb laisser - the verb ‘to leave’ in French

    Past Participle of laisser is:
    laissé -leaved.

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

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of laisser - French for leave
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of laisser, the French for leave
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of laisser, the French for leave
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of laisser, the French for leave
    impératif

    laisse
    - leave!
    laissons
    - let’s leave!
    laissez
    - leave!

    Present Participle of laisser

    laissant - leaving

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