The French for leave is the verb quitter

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    French for leave is the regular ER verb quitter, outlined here in detail in the tenses employed in today's French language.

     

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    So, if you want to know how to say leave (meaning to leave a country for instance) in French, how to express the verb in all the main tenses, here it is.


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

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

    The Verb Conjugation Tables below for quitter, enable you to practise your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Try this process four or five times a day for a week to consolidate the learning. Remember to come back to the tables after another week, month, 3 months etc to review what you have learnt.
  • VERB CONJUGATION TABLE quitter
    Simple Tenses quitter
    TENSE
    je/j’
    tu
    il
    nous
    vous
    ils
    Present
    Présent

    leave
    quitte quittes quitte quittons quittez quittent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    leaved
    quittais quittais quittait quittions quittiez quittaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    leaved
    quittai quittas quitta quittâmes quittâtes quittèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will leave
    quitterai quitteras quittera quitterons quitterez quitteront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would leave
    quitterais quitterais quitterait quitterions quitteriez quitteraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may leave
    quitte quittes quitte quittions quittiez quittent
    Compound Tenses quitter
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

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

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

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

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

    leave!
    quitte quittons quittez

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

    je quitte
    - I leave
    tu quittes
    - you leave - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on quitte
    - he, she, it, one leaves
    nous quittons
    - we leave
    vous quittez
    - you leave (formal or plural)
    ils, elles quittent
    - they leave

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

    je quittais
    - I leaved
    - I was leaving
    tu quittais
    - you leaved- (familiar or informal)
    - you were leaving
    il, elle, on quittait
    - he, she, it, one leaved
    - he, she, it, one was leaving
    nous quittions
    - we leaved
    - we were leaving
    vous quittiez
    - you leaved- (formal or plural)
    - you were leaving
    ils, elles quittaient
    - they leaved
    - they were leaving

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

    je quittai
    - I leaved
    tu quittas
    - you leaved- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on quitta
    - he, she, it, one leaved
    nous quittâmes
    - we leaved
    vous quittâtes
    - you leaved- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles quittèrent
    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 quitter, the French for leave
    futur

    je quitterai
    - I will leave
    tu quitteras
    - you will leave (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on quittera
    - he, she, it, one will leave
    nous quitterons
    - we will leave
    vous quitterez
    - you will leave (formal or plural)
    ils, elles quitteront
    - they will leave

    Conditional Tense conjugations of quitter, the French for leave
    conditionnel

    je quitterais
    - I would leave
    tu quitterais
    - you would leave (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on quitterait
    - he, she, it, one would leave
    nous quitterions
    - we would leave
    vous quitteriez
    - you would leave (formal or plural)
    ils, elles quitteraient
    - they would leave

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

    que je quitte
    - that I may leave
    que tu quittes
    - that you may leave(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on quitte
    - that he, she, it, one may leave
    que nous quittions
    - that we may leave
    que vous quittiez
    - that you may leave(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles quittent
    - that they may leave

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

    Past Participle of quitter is:
    quitté -leaved.

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

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

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

    Past Perfect Indicative or Pluperfect Tense conjugations of quitter - 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 quitté
    - I had leaved
    tu avais quitté
    - you had leaved- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on avait quitté
    - he, she, it, one had leaved
    nous avions quitté
    - we had leaved
    vous aviez quitté
    - you had leaved (formal or plural)
    ils, elles avaient quitté
    - they had leaved

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

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

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

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of quitter, the French for leave
    impératif

    quitte
    - leave!
    quittons
    - let’s leave!
    quittez
    - leave!

    Present Participle of quitter

    quittant - leaving

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