The French for retort is the verb rétorquer

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb rétorquer - French for retort

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of rétorquer, which is French for retort.
    • I retort.
    • you retorted.
    • he will retort.
    • we would retort.
    • they may retort.

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

    retort
    rétorque rétorques rétorque rétorquons rétorquez rétorquent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    retorted
    rétorquais rétorquais rétorquait rétorquions rétorquiez rétorquaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    retorted
    rétorquai rétorquas rétorqua rétorquâmes rétorquâtes rétorquèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will retort
    rétorquerai rétorqueras rétorquera rétorquerons rétorquerez rétorqueront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would retort
    rétorquerais rétorquerais rétorquerait rétorquerions rétorqueriez rétorqueraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may retort
    rétorque rétorques rétorque rétorquions rétorquiez rétorquent
    Compound Tenses rétorquer
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have retorted
    ai rétorqué as rétorqué a rétorqué avons rétorqué avez rétorqué ont rétorqué
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had retorted
    avais rétorqué avais rétorqué avait rétorqué avions rétorqué aviez rétorqué avaient rétorqué
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have retorted
    aurais rétorqué aurais rétorqué aurait rétorqué aurions rétorqué auriez rétorqué auraient rétorqué
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    retort!
    rétorque rétorquons rétorquez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of rétorquer the French for retort
    présent de l’indicatif

    je rétorque
    - I retort
    tu rétorques
    - you retort - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on rétorque
    - he, she, it, one retorts
    nous rétorquons
    - we retort
    vous rétorquez
    - you retort (formal or plural)
    ils, elles rétorquent
    - they retort

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of rétorquer, the French for retort
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je rétorquais
    - I retorted
    - I was retorting
    tu rétorquais
    - you retorted- (familiar or informal)
    - you were retorting
    il, elle, on rétorquait
    - he, she, it, one retorted
    - he, she, it, one was retorting
    nous rétorquions
    - we retorted
    - we were retorting
    vous rétorquiez
    - you retorted- (formal or plural)
    - you were retorting
    ils, elles rétorquaient
    - they retorted
    - they were retorting

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of rétorquer, the French for retort
    passé simple

    je rétorquai
    - I retorted
    tu rétorquas
    - you retorted- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on rétorqua
    - he, she, it, one retorted
    nous rétorquâmes
    - we retorted
    vous rétorquâtes
    - you retorted- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles rétorquèrent
    they retorted
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of rétorquer, the French for retort
    futur

    je rétorquerai
    - I will retort
    tu rétorqueras
    - you will retort (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on rétorquera
    - he, she, it, one will retort
    nous rétorquerons
    - we will retort
    vous rétorquerez
    - you will retort (formal or plural)
    ils, elles rétorqueront
    - they will retort

    Conditional Tense conjugations of rétorquer, the French for retort
    conditionnel

    je rétorquerais
    - I would retort
    tu rétorquerais
    - you would retort (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on rétorquerait
    - he, she, it, one would retort
    nous rétorquerions
    - we would retort
    vous rétorqueriez
    - you would retort (formal or plural)
    ils, elles rétorqueraient
    - they would retort

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of rétorquer, the French for retort
    présent de subjonctif

    que je rétorque
    - that I may retort
    que tu rétorques
    - that you may retort(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on rétorque
    - that he, she, it, one may retort
    que nous rétorquions
    - that we may retort
    que vous rétorquiez
    - that you may retort(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles rétorquent
    - that they may retort

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb rétorquer - the verb ‘to retort’ in French

    Past Participle of rétorquer is:
    rétorqué -retorted.

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

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of rétorquer - French for retort
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of rétorquer, the French for retort
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of rétorquer, the French for retort
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of rétorquer, the French for retort
    impératif

    rétorque
    - retort!
    rétorquons
    - let’s retort!
    rétorquez
    - retort!

    Present Participle of rétorquer

    rétorquant - retorting

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