The French for return is the verb retourner

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    French for return is the regular ER verb retourner, covered here in all the tenses used in modern French.

     

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb retourner - French for return

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of retourner, which is French for return.
    • I return.
    • you returned.
    • he will return.
    • we would return.
    • they may return.

    The Verb Conjugation Tables below for retourner, help you to practice your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Repeat these over and over again.
  • VERB CONJUGATION TABLE retourner
    Simple Tenses retourner
    TENSE
    je/j’
    tu
    il
    nous
    vous
    ils
    Present
    Présent

    return
    retourne retournes retourne retournons retournez retournent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    returned
    retournais retournais retournait retournions retourniez retournaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    returned
    retournai retournas retourna retournâmes retournâtes retournèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will return
    retournerai retourneras retournera retournerons retournerez retourneront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would return
    retournerais retournerais retournerait retournerions retourneriez retourneraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may return
    retourne retournes retourne retournions retourniez retournent
    Compound Tenses retourner
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have returned
    ai retourné as retourné a retourné avons retourné avez retourné ont retourné
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had returned
    avais retourné avais retourné avait retourné avions retourné aviez retourné avaient retourné
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have returned
    aurais retourné aurais retourné aurait retourné aurions retourné auriez retourné auraient retourné
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    return!
    retourne retournons retournez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of retourner the French for return
    présent de l’indicatif

    je retourne
    - I return
    tu retournes
    - you return - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on retourne
    - he, she, it, one returns
    nous retournons
    - we return
    vous retournez
    - you return (formal or plural)
    ils, elles retournent
    - they return

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of retourner, the French for return
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je retournais
    - I returned
    - I was returning
    tu retournais
    - you returned- (familiar or informal)
    - you were returning
    il, elle, on retournait
    - he, she, it, one returned
    - he, she, it, one was returning
    nous retournions
    - we returned
    - we were returning
    vous retourniez
    - you returned- (formal or plural)
    - you were returning
    ils, elles retournaient
    - they returned
    - they were returning

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of retourner, the French for return
    passé simple

    je retournai
    - I returned
    tu retournas
    - you returned- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on retourna
    - he, she, it, one returned
    nous retournâmes
    - we returned
    vous retournâtes
    - you returned- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles retournèrent
    they returned
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of retourner, the French for return
    futur

    je retournerai
    - I will return
    tu retourneras
    - you will return (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on retournera
    - he, she, it, one will return
    nous retournerons
    - we will return
    vous retournerez
    - you will return (formal or plural)
    ils, elles retourneront
    - they will return

    Conditional Tense conjugations of retourner, the French for return
    conditionnel

    je retournerais
    - I would return
    tu retournerais
    - you would return (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on retournerait
    - he, she, it, one would return
    nous retournerions
    - we would return
    vous retourneriez
    - you would return (formal or plural)
    ils, elles retourneraient
    - they would return

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of retourner, the French for return
    présent de subjonctif

    que je retourne
    - that I may return
    que tu retournes
    - that you may return(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on retourne
    - that he, she, it, one may return
    que nous retournions
    - that we may return
    que vous retourniez
    - that you may return(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles retournent
    - that they may return

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb retourner - the verb ‘to return’ in French

    Past Participle of retourner is:
    retourné -returned.

    It's vital that you learn the past participle and the conjugations of avoir because these combinations form the 4 compound tenses which are listed below.
    • I have returned
    • you had returned
    • he will have returned
    • we would have returned

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of retourner - French for return
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of retourner, the French for return
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of retourner, the French for return
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of retourner, the French for return
    impératif

    retourne
    - return!
    retournons
    - let’s return!
    retournez
    - return!

    Present Participle of retourner

    retournant - returning

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