The French for look for is the verb chercher

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    French for look for is the regular ER verb chercher, shown here in all its tenses and conjugations that are used in contemporary French.

     

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb chercher - French for look for

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of chercher, which is French for look for.
    • I look for.
    • you looked for.
    • he will look for.
    • we would look for.
    • they may look for.

    The Verb Conjugation Tables below for chercher, enable you to practise your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Repeat the process again and again for best results.
  • VERB CONJUGATION TABLE chercher
    Simple Tenses chercher
    TENSE
    je/j’
    tu
    il
    nous
    vous
    ils
    Present
    Présent

    look for
    cherche cherches cherche cherchons cherchez cherchent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    looked for
    cherchais cherchais cherchait cherchions cherchiez cherchaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    looked for
    cherchai cherchas chercha cherchâmes cherchâtes cherchèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will look for
    chercherai chercheras cherchera chercherons chercherez chercheront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would look for
    chercherais chercherais chercherait chercherions chercheriez chercheraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may look for
    cherche cherches cherche cherchions cherchiez cherchent
    Compound Tenses chercher
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have looked for
    ai cherché as cherché a cherché avons cherché avez cherché ont cherché
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had looked for
    avais cherché avais cherché avait cherché avions cherché aviez cherché avaient cherché
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have looked for
    aurais cherché aurais cherché aurait cherché aurions cherché auriez cherché auraient cherché
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    look for!
    cherche cherchons cherchez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of chercher the French for look for
    présent de l’indicatif

    je cherche
    - I look for
    tu cherches
    - you look for - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on cherche
    - he, she, it, one looks for
    nous cherchons
    - we look for
    vous cherchez
    - you look for (formal or plural)
    ils, elles cherchent
    - they look for

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of chercher, the French for look for
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je cherchais
    - I looked for
    - I was looking for
    tu cherchais
    - you looked for- (familiar or informal)
    - you were looking for
    il, elle, on cherchait
    - he, she, it, one looked for
    - he, she, it, one was looking for
    nous cherchions
    - we looked for
    - we were looking for
    vous cherchiez
    - you looked for- (formal or plural)
    - you were looking for
    ils, elles cherchaient
    - they looked for
    - they were looking for

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of chercher, the French for look for
    passé simple

    je cherchai
    - I looked for
    tu cherchas
    - you looked for- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on chercha
    - he, she, it, one looked for
    nous cherchâmes
    - we looked for
    vous cherchâtes
    - you looked for- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles cherchèrent
    they looked for
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of chercher, the French for look for
    futur

    je chercherai
    - I will look for
    tu chercheras
    - you will look for (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on cherchera
    - he, she, it, one will look for
    nous chercherons
    - we will look for
    vous chercherez
    - you will look for (formal or plural)
    ils, elles chercheront
    - they will look for

    Conditional Tense conjugations of chercher, the French for look for
    conditionnel

    je chercherais
    - I would look for
    tu chercherais
    - you would look for (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on chercherait
    - he, she, it, one would look for
    nous chercherions
    - we would look for
    vous chercheriez
    - you would look for (formal or plural)
    ils, elles chercheraient
    - they would look for

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of chercher, the French for look for
    présent de subjonctif

    que je cherche
    - that I may look for
    que tu cherches
    - that you may look for(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on cherche
    - that he, she, it, one may look for
    que nous cherchions
    - that we may look for
    que vous cherchiez
    - that you may look for(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles cherchent
    - that they may look for

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb chercher - the verb ‘to look for’ in French

    Past Participle of chercher is:
    cherché -looked for.

    • I have looked for
    • you had looked for
    • he will have looked for
    • we would have looked for

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of chercher - French for look for
    passé composé

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

    Past Perfect Indicative or Pluperfect Tense conjugations of chercher - look for in French
    plus-que-parfait de l’indicatif

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of chercher, the French for look for
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of chercher, the French for look for
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of chercher, the French for look for
    impératif

    cherche
    - look for!
    cherchons
    - let’s look for!
    cherchez
    - look for!

    Present Participle of chercher

    cherchant - looking for

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