The French for swallow is the verb avaler

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French for swallow is the regular ER verb avaler, fully conjugated here in all the main tenses that are used in modern French language.
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For example:Je n'aime pas parler avec lui car il avale toujours ses mots.

Which means: I don't like to speak with him for he always swalows his words.

So, if you want to know how to say swallow in French, how to express the verb in all the main tenses, here it is.

The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb avaler - French for swallow

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Here you’ll learn the conjugations of avaler, which is French for swallow.
  • I swallow.
  • you swallowed.
  • he will swallow.
  • we would swallow.
  • they may swallow.
The Verb Conjugation Tables below for avaler, enable you to practise your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Do both many times over.

VERB CONJUGATION TABLE avaler
Simple Tenses avaler
TENSE
je/j’
tu
il
nous
vous
ils
Present
Présent
swallow
avale avales avale avalons avalez avalent
Past Imperfect
Imparfait
swallowed
avalais avalais avalait avalions avaliez avalaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple
swallowed
avalai avalas avala avalâmes avalâtes avalèrent
Future
Futur
will swallow
avalerai avaleras avalera avalerons avalerez avaleront
Conditional
Conditionnel
would swallow
avalerais avalerais avalerait avalerions avaleriez avaleraient
Subjunctive
Subjonctif
may swallow
avale avales avale avalions avaliez avalent
Compound Tenses avaler
Present Perfect
Passé Composé
have swallowed
ai avalé as avalé a avalé avons avalé avez avalé ont avalé
Past Perfect
Plus-que-Parfait
had swallowed
avais avalé avais avalé avait avalé avions avalé aviez avalé avaient avalé
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur
will have swallowed
aurai avalé auras avalé aura avalé aurons avalé aurez avalé auront avalé
Conditional Perfect
Conditionnel Passé
would have swallowed
aurais avalé aurais avalé aurait avalé aurions avalé auriez avalé auraient avalé
Imperative
Imperatif
swallow!
avale avalons avalez

Present Indicative Tense conjugations of avaler the French for swallow
présent de l’indicatif

j’avale
- I swallow
tu avales
- you swallow - (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on avale
- he, she, it, one swallows
nous avalons
- we swallow
vous avalez
- you swallow (formal or plural)
ils, elles avalent
- they swallow

Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of avaler, the French for swallow
imparfait de l’indicatif

j’avalais
- I swallowed
- I was swallowing
tu avalais
- you swallowed- (familiar or informal)
- you were swallowing
il, elle, on avalait
- he, she, it, one swallowed
- he, she, it, one was swallowing
nous avalions
- we swallowed
- we were swallowing
vous avaliez
- you swallowed- (formal or plural)
- you were swallowing
ils, elles avalaient
- they swallowed
- they were swallowing

Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of avaler, the French for swallow
passé simple

j’avalai
- I swallowed
tu avalas
- you swallowed- (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on avala
- he, she, it, one swallowed
nous avalâmes
- we swallowed
vous avalâtes
- you swallowed- (formal or plural)
ils, elles avalèrent
they swallowed
(The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

Future Tense conjugations of avaler, the French for swallow
futur

j’avalerai
- I will swallow
tu avaleras
- you will swallow (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on avalera
- he, she, it, one will swallow
nous avalerons
- we will swallow
vous avalerez
- you will swallow (formal or plural)
ils, elles avaleront
- they will swallow

Conditional Tense conjugations of avaler, the French for swallow
conditionnel

j’avalerais
- I would swallow
tu avalerais
- you would swallow (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on avalerait
- he, she, it, one would swallow
nous avalerions
- we would swallow
vous avaleriez
- you would swallow (formal or plural)
ils, elles avaleraient
- they would swallow

Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of avaler, the French for swallow
présent de subjonctif

que j’avale
- that I may swallow
que tu avales
- that you may swallow(familiar or informal)
qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on avale
- that he, she, it, one may swallow
que nous avalions
- that we may swallow
que vous avaliez
- that you may swallow(formal or plural)
qu’ils, qu’elles avalent
- that they may swallow

The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb avaler - the verb ‘to swallow’ in French

Past Participle of avaler is:
avalé -swallowed.

The past participle is very important as it forms 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 swallowed
  • you had swallowed
  • he will have swallowed
  • we would have swallowed

Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of avaler - French for swallow
passé composé

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

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

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

Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of avaler, the French for swallow
futur antérieur

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

Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of avaler, the French for swallow
conditionnel passé

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

Imperative Tense conjugations of avaler, the French for swallow
impératif

avale
- swallow!
avalons
- let’s swallow!
avalez
- swallow!

Present Participle of avaler

avalant - swallowing

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