The French for prevent is the verb empêcher

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    French for prevent is the regular ER verb empêcher, in the most practical verb table yet devised.

     

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb empêcher - French for prevent

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of empêcher, which is French for prevent.
    • I prevent.
    • you prevented.
    • he will prevent.
    • we would prevent.
    • they may prevent.

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

    prevent
    empêche empêches empêche empêchons empêchez empêchent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    prevented
    empêchais empêchais empêchait empêchions empêchiez empêchaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    prevented
    empêchai empêchas empêcha empêchâmes empêchâtes empêchèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will prevent
    empêcherai empêcheras empêchera empêcherons empêcherez empêcheront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would prevent
    empêcherais empêcherais empêcherait empêcherions empêcheriez empêcheraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may prevent
    empêche empêches empêche empêchions empêchiez empêchent
    Compound Tenses empêcher
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have prevented
    ai empêché as empêché a empêché avons empêché avez empêché ont empêché
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had prevented
    avais empêché avais empêché avait empêché avions empêché aviez empêché avaient empêché
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have prevented
    aurais empêché aurais empêché aurait empêché aurions empêché auriez empêché auraient empêché
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    prevent!
    empêche empêchons empêchez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of empêcher the French for prevent
    présent de l’indicatif

    j’empêche
    - I prevent
    tu empêches
    - you prevent - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on empêche
    - he, she, it, one prevents
    nous empêchons
    - we prevent
    vous empêchez
    - you prevent (formal or plural)
    ils, elles empêchent
    - they prevent

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of empêcher, the French for prevent
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    j’empêchais
    - I prevented
    - I was preventing
    tu empêchais
    - you prevented- (familiar or informal)
    - you were preventing
    il, elle, on empêchait
    - he, she, it, one prevented
    - he, she, it, one was preventing
    nous empêchions
    - we prevented
    - we were preventing
    vous empêchiez
    - you prevented- (formal or plural)
    - you were preventing
    ils, elles empêchaient
    - they prevented
    - they were preventing

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of empêcher, the French for prevent
    passé simple

    j’empêchai
    - I prevented
    tu empêchas
    - you prevented- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on empêcha
    - he, she, it, one prevented
    nous empêchâmes
    - we prevented
    vous empêchâtes
    - you prevented- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles empêchèrent
    they prevented
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of empêcher, the French for prevent
    futur

    j’empêcherai
    - I will prevent
    tu empêcheras
    - you will prevent (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on empêchera
    - he, she, it, one will prevent
    nous empêcherons
    - we will prevent
    vous empêcherez
    - you will prevent (formal or plural)
    ils, elles empêcheront
    - they will prevent

    Conditional Tense conjugations of empêcher, the French for prevent
    conditionnel

    j’empêcherais
    - I would prevent
    tu empêcherais
    - you would prevent (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on empêcherait
    - he, she, it, one would prevent
    nous empêcherions
    - we would prevent
    vous empêcheriez
    - you would prevent (formal or plural)
    ils, elles empêcheraient
    - they would prevent

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of empêcher, the French for prevent
    présent de subjonctif

    que j’empêche
    - that I may prevent
    que tu empêches
    - that you may prevent(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on empêche
    - that he, she, it, one may prevent
    que nous empêchions
    - that we may prevent
    que vous empêchiez
    - that you may prevent(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles empêchent
    - that they may prevent

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb empêcher - the verb ‘to prevent’ in French

    Past Participle of empêcher is:
    empêché -prevented.

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

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of empêcher - French for prevent
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of empêcher, the French for prevent
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of empêcher, the French for prevent
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of empêcher, the French for prevent
    impératif

    empêche
    - prevent!
    empêchons
    - let’s prevent!
    empêchez
    - prevent!

    Present Participle of empêcher

    empêchant - preventing

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