The French for rub is the verb frotter

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb frotter - French for rub

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of frotter, which is French for rub.
    • I rub.
    • you rubbed.
    • he will rub.
    • we would rub.
    • they may rub.

    The Verb Conjugation Tables below for frotter, enable you to practise your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Repeat the process again and again for best results.
  • VERB CONJUGATION TABLE frotter
    Simple Tenses frotter
    TENSE
    je/j’
    tu
    il
    nous
    vous
    ils
    Present
    Présent

    rub
    frotte frottes frotte frottons frottez frottent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    rubbed
    frottais frottais frottait frottions frottiez frottaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    rubbed
    frottai frottas frotta frottâmes frottâtes frottèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will rub
    frotterai frotteras frottera frotterons frotterez frotteront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would rub
    frotterais frotterais frotterait frotterions frotteriez frotteraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may rub
    frotte frottes frotte frottions frottiez frottent
    Compound Tenses frotter
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have rubbed
    ai frotté as frotté a frotté avons frotté avez frotté ont frotté
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had rubbed
    avais frotté avais frotté avait frotté avions frotté aviez frotté avaient frotté
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have rubbed
    aurais frotté aurais frotté aurait frotté aurions frotté auriez frotté auraient frotté
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    rub!
    frotte frottons frottez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of frotter the French for rub
    présent de l’indicatif

    je frotte
    - I rub
    tu frottes
    - you rub - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on frotte
    - he, she, it, one rubs
    nous frottons
    - we rub
    vous frottez
    - you rub (formal or plural)
    ils, elles frottent
    - they rub

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of frotter, the French for rub
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je frottais
    - I rubbed
    - I was rubbing
    tu frottais
    - you rubbed- (familiar or informal)
    - you were rubbing
    il, elle, on frottait
    - he, she, it, one rubbed
    - he, she, it, one was rubbing
    nous frottions
    - we rubbed
    - we were rubbing
    vous frottiez
    - you rubbed- (formal or plural)
    - you were rubbing
    ils, elles frottaient
    - they rubbed
    - they were rubbing

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of frotter, the French for rub
    passé simple

    je frottai
    - I rubbed
    tu frottas
    - you rubbed- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on frotta
    - he, she, it, one rubbed
    nous frottâmes
    - we rubbed
    vous frottâtes
    - you rubbed- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles frottèrent
    they rubbed
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of frotter, the French for rub
    futur

    je frotterai
    - I will rub
    tu frotteras
    - you will rub (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on frottera
    - he, she, it, one will rub
    nous frotterons
    - we will rub
    vous frotterez
    - you will rub (formal or plural)
    ils, elles frotteront
    - they will rub

    Conditional Tense conjugations of frotter, the French for rub
    conditionnel

    je frotterais
    - I would rub
    tu frotterais
    - you would rub (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on frotterait
    - he, she, it, one would rub
    nous frotterions
    - we would rub
    vous frotteriez
    - you would rub (formal or plural)
    ils, elles frotteraient
    - they would rub

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of frotter, the French for rub
    présent de subjonctif

    que je frotte
    - that I may rub
    que tu frottes
    - that you may rub(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on frotte
    - that he, she, it, one may rub
    que nous frottions
    - that we may rub
    que vous frottiez
    - that you may rub(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles frottent
    - that they may rub

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb frotter - the verb ‘to rub’ in French

    Past Participle of frotter is:
    frotté -rubbed.

    The various tenses of the French verb - to have - avoirecause the past participle is used with , to 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 rubbed
    • you had rubbed
    • he will have rubbed
    • we would have rubbed

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of frotter - French for rub
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of frotter, the French for rub
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of frotter, the French for rub
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of frotter, the French for rub
    impératif

    frotte
    - rub!
    frottons
    - let’s rub!
    frottez
    - rub!

    Present Participle of frotter

    frottant - rubbing

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