The French for retract is the verb rétracter

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    French for retract is the regular ER verb rétracter, 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 rétracter - French for retract

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of rétracter, which is French for retract.
    • I retract.
    • you retracted.
    • he will retract.
    • we would retract.
    • they may retract.

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

    retract
    rétracte rétractes rétracte rétractons rétractez rétractent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    retracted
    rétractais rétractais rétractait rétractions rétractiez rétractaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    retracted
    rétractai rétractas rétracta rétractâmes rétractâtes rétractèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will retract
    rétracterai rétracteras rétractera rétracterons rétracterez rétracteront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would retract
    rétracterais rétracterais rétracterait rétracterions rétracteriez rétracteraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may retract
    rétracte rétractes rétracte rétractions rétractiez rétractent
    Compound Tenses rétracter
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have retracted
    ai rétracté as rétracté a rétracté avons rétracté avez rétracté ont rétracté
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had retracted
    avais rétracté avais rétracté avait rétracté avions rétracté aviez rétracté avaient rétracté
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have retracted
    aurais rétracté aurais rétracté aurait rétracté aurions rétracté auriez rétracté auraient rétracté
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    retract!
    rétracte rétractons rétractez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of rétracter the French for retract
    présent de l’indicatif

    je rétracte
    - I retract
    tu rétractes
    - you retract - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on rétracte
    - he, she, it, one retracts
    nous rétractons
    - we retract
    vous rétractez
    - you retract (formal or plural)
    ils, elles rétractent
    - they retract

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of rétracter, the French for retract
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je rétractais
    - I retracted
    - I was retracting
    tu rétractais
    - you retracted- (familiar or informal)
    - you were retracting
    il, elle, on rétractait
    - he, she, it, one retracted
    - he, she, it, one was retracting
    nous rétractions
    - we retracted
    - we were retracting
    vous rétractiez
    - you retracted- (formal or plural)
    - you were retracting
    ils, elles rétractaient
    - they retracted
    - they were retracting

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of rétracter, the French for retract
    passé simple

    je rétractai
    - I retracted
    tu rétractas
    - you retracted- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on rétracta
    - he, she, it, one retracted
    nous rétractâmes
    - we retracted
    vous rétractâtes
    - you retracted- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles rétractèrent
    they retracted
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of rétracter, the French for retract
    futur

    je rétracterai
    - I will retract
    tu rétracteras
    - you will retract (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on rétractera
    - he, she, it, one will retract
    nous rétracterons
    - we will retract
    vous rétracterez
    - you will retract (formal or plural)
    ils, elles rétracteront
    - they will retract

    Conditional Tense conjugations of rétracter, the French for retract
    conditionnel

    je rétracterais
    - I would retract
    tu rétracterais
    - you would retract (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on rétracterait
    - he, she, it, one would retract
    nous rétracterions
    - we would retract
    vous rétracteriez
    - you would retract (formal or plural)
    ils, elles rétracteraient
    - they would retract

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of rétracter, the French for retract
    présent de subjonctif

    que je rétracte
    - that I may retract
    que tu rétractes
    - that you may retract(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on rétracte
    - that he, she, it, one may retract
    que nous rétractions
    - that we may retract
    que vous rétractiez
    - that you may retract(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles rétractent
    - that they may retract

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb rétracter - the verb ‘to retract’ in French

    Past Participle of rétracter is:
    rétracté -retracted.

    Given that the past participle is put with several of the tenses of the verb - to have - avoir, to create the four 'often-used' compound tenses, its significance is strongly underlined. Once you have thoroughly committed these avoir tenses to memory, you have unlocked the first major key to to construction of compound verbs in French.
    • I have retracted
    • you had retracted
    • he will have retracted
    • we would have retracted

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of rétracter - French for retract
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of rétracter, the French for retract
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of rétracter, the French for retract
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of rétracter, the French for retract
    impératif

    rétracte
    - retract!
    rétractons
    - let’s retract!
    rétractez
    - retract!

    Present Participle of rétracter

    rétractant - retracting

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