The French for stop is the verb cesser

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    French for stop is the regular ER verb cesser, displayed below in an easy to use tabular format which enables you to learn by subject pronoun, AND by tense. Most verb tables only allow you to learn only by tense, one tense at a time.

     

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb cesser - French for stop

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of cesser, which is French for stop.
    • I stop.
    • you stopped.
    • he will stop.
    • we would stop.
    • they may stop.

    The Verb Conjugation Tables below for cesser, 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 cesser
    Simple Tenses cesser
    TENSE
    je/j’
    tu
    il
    nous
    vous
    ils
    Present
    Présent

    stop
    cesse cesses cesse cessons cessez cessent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    stopped
    cessais cessais cessait cessions cessiez cessaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    stopped
    cessai cessas cessa cessâmes cessâtes cessèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will stop
    cesserai cesseras cessera cesserons cesserez cesseront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would stop
    cesserais cesserais cesserait cesserions cesseriez cesseraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may stop
    cesse cesses cesse cessions cessiez cessent
    Compound Tenses cesser
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have stopped
    ai cessé as cessé a cessé avons cessé avez cessé ont cessé
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had stopped
    avais cessé avais cessé avait cessé avions cessé aviez cessé avaient cessé
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have stopped
    aurais cessé aurais cessé aurait cessé aurions cessé auriez cessé auraient cessé
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    stop!
    cesse cessons cessez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of cesser the French for stop
    présent de l’indicatif

    je cesse
    - I stop
    tu cesses
    - you stop - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on cesse
    - he, she, it, one stops
    nous cessons
    - we stop
    vous cessez
    - you stop (formal or plural)
    ils, elles cessent
    - they stop

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of cesser, the French for stop
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je cessais
    - I stopped
    - I was stopping
    tu cessais
    - you stopped- (familiar or informal)
    - you were stopping
    il, elle, on cessait
    - he, she, it, one stopped
    - he, she, it, one was stopping
    nous cessions
    - we stopped
    - we were stopping
    vous cessiez
    - you stopped- (formal or plural)
    - you were stopping
    ils, elles cessaient
    - they stopped
    - they were stopping

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of cesser, the French for stop
    passé simple

    je cessai
    - I stopped
    tu cessas
    - you stopped- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on cessa
    - he, she, it, one stopped
    nous cessâmes
    - we stopped
    vous cessâtes
    - you stopped- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles cessèrent
    they stopped
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of cesser, the French for stop
    futur

    je cesserai
    - I will stop
    tu cesseras
    - you will stop (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on cessera
    - he, she, it, one will stop
    nous cesserons
    - we will stop
    vous cesserez
    - you will stop (formal or plural)
    ils, elles cesseront
    - they will stop

    Conditional Tense conjugations of cesser, the French for stop
    conditionnel

    je cesserais
    - I would stop
    tu cesserais
    - you would stop (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on cesserait
    - he, she, it, one would stop
    nous cesserions
    - we would stop
    vous cesseriez
    - you would stop (formal or plural)
    ils, elles cesseraient
    - they would stop

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of cesser, the French for stop
    présent de subjonctif

    que je cesse
    - that I may stop
    que tu cesses
    - that you may stop(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on cesse
    - that he, she, it, one may stop
    que nous cessions
    - that we may stop
    que vous cessiez
    - that you may stop(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles cessent
    - that they may stop

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb cesser - the verb ‘to stop’ in French

    Past Participle of cesser is:
    cessé -stopped.

    • I have stopped
    • you had stopped
    • he will have stopped
    • we would have stopped

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of cesser - French for stop
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of cesser, the French for stop
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of cesser, the French for stop
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of cesser, the French for stop
    impératif

    cesse
    - stop!
    cessons
    - let’s stop!
    cessez
    - stop!

    Present Participle of cesser

    cessant - stopping

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