The French for refine, improve is the verb affiner

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    French for refine, improve is the regular ER verb affiner, viewed thoroughly here in the main French tenses, past, present, future, conditional and subjunctives.

     

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb affiner - French for refine, improve

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of affiner, which is French for refine, improve.
    • I refine, improve.
    • you refined.
    • he will refine, improve.
    • we would refine, improve.
    • they may refine, improve.

    The Verb Conjugation Tables below for affiner, 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 affiner
    Simple Tenses affiner
    TENSE
    je/j’
    tu
    il
    nous
    vous
    ils
    Present
    Présent

    refine, improve
    affine affines affine affinons affinez affinent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    refined
    affinais affinais affinait affinions affiniez affinaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    refined
    affinai affinas affina affinâmes affinâtes affinèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will refine, improve
    affinerai affineras affinera affinerons affinerez affineront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would refine, improve
    affinerais affinerais affinerait affinerions affineriez affineraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may refine, improve
    affine affines affine affinions affiniez affinent
    Compound Tenses affiner
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have refined
    ai affiné as affiné a affiné avons affiné avez affiné ont affiné
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had refined
    avais affiné avais affiné avait affiné avions affiné aviez affiné avaient affiné
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have refined
    aurais affiné aurais affiné aurait affiné aurions affiné auriez affiné auraient affiné
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    refine, improve!
    affine affinons affinez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of affiner the French for refine, improve
    présent de l’indicatif

    j’affine
    - I refine, improve
    tu affines
    - you refine, improve - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on affine
    - he, she, it, one refines
    nous affinons
    - we refine, improve
    vous affinez
    - you refine, improve (formal or plural)
    ils, elles affinent
    - they refine, improve

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of affiner, the French for refine, improve
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    j’affinais
    - I refined
    - I was refining
    tu affinais
    - you refined- (familiar or informal)
    - you were refining
    il, elle, on affinait
    - he, she, it, one refined
    - he, she, it, one was refining
    nous affinions
    - we refined
    - we were refining
    vous affiniez
    - you refined- (formal or plural)
    - you were refining
    ils, elles affinaient
    - they refined
    - they were refining

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of affiner, the French for refine, improve
    passé simple

    j’affinai
    - I refined
    tu affinas
    - you refined- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on affina
    - he, she, it, one refined
    nous affinâmes
    - we refined
    vous affinâtes
    - you refined- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles affinèrent
    they refined
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of affiner, the French for refine, improve
    futur

    j’affinerai
    - I will refine, improve
    tu affineras
    - you will refine, improve (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on affinera
    - he, she, it, one will refine, improve
    nous affinerons
    - we will refine, improve
    vous affinerez
    - you will refine, improve (formal or plural)
    ils, elles affineront
    - they will refine, improve

    Conditional Tense conjugations of affiner, the French for refine, improve
    conditionnel

    j’affinerais
    - I would refine, improve
    tu affinerais
    - you would refine, improve (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on affinerait
    - he, she, it, one would refine, improve
    nous affinerions
    - we would refine, improve
    vous affineriez
    - you would refine, improve (formal or plural)
    ils, elles affineraient
    - they would refine, improve

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of affiner, the French for refine, improve
    présent de subjonctif

    que j’affine
    - that I may refine, improve
    que tu affines
    - that you may refine, improve(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on affine
    - that he, she, it, one may refine, improve
    que nous affinions
    - that we may refine, improve
    que vous affiniez
    - that you may refine, improve(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles affinent
    - that they may refine, improve

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb affiner - the verb ‘to refine, improve’ in French

    Past Participle of affiner is:
    affiné -refined.

    Because the past participle is used with the various tenses of the verb - to have - avoir, construct the four main compound tenses, its importance is highlighted. Once you have mastered avoir, you have mastered the key to constructing compound verbs in French.
    • I have refined
    • you had refined
    • he will have refined
    • we would have refined

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of affiner - French for refine, improve
    passé composé

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

    Past Perfect Indicative or Pluperfect Tense conjugations of affiner - refine, improve in French
    plus-que-parfait de l’indicatif

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of affiner, the French for refine, improve
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of affiner, the French for refine, improve
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of affiner, the French for refine, improve
    impératif

    affine
    - refine, improve!
    affinons
    - let’s refine, improve!
    affinez
    - refine, improve!

    Present Participle of affiner

    affinant - refining

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