French for sharpen is the regular verb affiler

The French for sharpen is the regular ER verb affiler, fully conjugated here in all the main tenses used in modern French language.

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The French verb affiler fully conjugated


The 5 Simple Tenses of the conjugated French verb affiler - which is French for sharpen

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Here you'll learn the conjugations of affiler
  • I sharpen.
  • I sharpened.
  • I will sharpen.
  • I would sharpen.
  • I may sharpen.

Present Indicative Tense conjugations of affiler the French for sharpen
présent de l’indicatif

j’affile
- I sharpen
tu affiles
- you sharpen - (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on affile
- he, she, it, one sharpens
nous affilons
- we sharpen
vous affilez
- you sharpen (formal or plural)
ils, elles affilent
- they sharpen

Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of affiler
imparfait de l’indicatif

j’affilais
- I sharpened
- I was sharpening
tu affilais
- you sharpened- (familiar or informal)
- you were sharpening
il, elle, on affilait
- he, she, it, one sharpened
- he, she, it, one was sharpening
nous affilions
- we sharpened
- we were sharpening
vous affiliez
- you sharpened- (formal or plural)
- you were sharpening
ils, elles affilaient
- they sharpened
- they were sharpening

Future Tense conjugations of affiler, the French for sharpen
futur

j’affilerai
- I will sharpen
tu affileras
- you will sharpen (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on affilera
- he, she, it, one will sharpen
nous affilerons
- we will sharpen
vous affilerez
- you will sharpen (formal or plural)
ils, elles affileront
- they will sharpen

Conditional Tense conjugations of affiler, the French for sharpen
conditionnel

j’affilerais
- I would sharpen
tu affilerais
- you would sharpen (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on affilerait
- he, she, it, one would sharpen
nous affilerions
- we would sharpen
vous affileriez
- you would sharpen (formal or plural)
ils, elles affileraient
- they would sharpen

Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of affiler
présent de subjonctif

que j’affile
- that I may sharpen
que tu affiles
- that you may sharpen(familiar or informal)
qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on affile
- that he, she, it, one may sharpen
que nous affilions
- that we may sharpen
que vous affiliez
- that you may sharpen(formal or plural)
qu’ils, qu’elles affilent
- that they may sharpen

The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb affiler - the verb ’to sharpen’ in French

Past Participle of affiler is:
affilé -sharpened.

The past participle is very important as it is used to form 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 sharpened
  • I had sharpened
  • I will have sharpened
  • I would have sharpened

Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of affiler - French for sharpen
passé composé

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

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

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

Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of affiler, the French for sharpen
futur antérieur

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

Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of affiler
conditionnel passé

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

Imperative Tense conjugations of affiler
impératif

affile
- sharpen!
affilons
- let’s sharpen!
affilez
- sharpen!

Present Participle of affiler

affilant - sharpening

Other Less Common Tenses in French Verbs

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