The French for talk is the verb parler

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    French for talk is the regular ER verb parler, shown here in all its tenses and conjugations that are used in contemporary French.

     

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb parler - French for talk

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of parler, which is French for talk.
    • I talk.
    • you talked.
    • he will talk.
    • we would talk.
    • they may talk.

    The Conjugated Verb Tables below for parler, enable you to practise your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Do both many times over.
  • VERB CONJUGATION TABLE parler
    Simple Tenses parler
    TENSE
    je/j’
    tu
    il
    nous
    vous
    ils
    Present
    Présent

    talk
    parle parles parle parlons parlez parlent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    talked
    parlais parlais parlait parlions parliez parlaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    talked
    parlai parlas parla parlâmes parlâtes parlèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will talk
    parlerai parleras parlera parlerons parlerez parleront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would talk
    parlerais parlerais parlerait parlerions parleriez parleraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may talk
    parle parles parle parlions parliez parlent
    Compound Tenses parler
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have talked
    ai parlé as parlé a parlé avons parlé avez parlé ont parlé
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had talked
    avais parlé avais parlé avait parlé avions parlé aviez parlé avaient parlé
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have talked
    aurais parlé aurais parlé aurait parlé aurions parlé auriez parlé auraient parlé
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    talk!
    parle parlons parlez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of parler the French for talk
    présent de l’indicatif

    je parle
    - I talk
    tu parles
    - you talk - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on parle
    - he, she, it, one talks
    nous parlons
    - we talk
    vous parlez
    - you talk (formal or plural)
    ils, elles parlent
    - they talk

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of parler, the French for talk
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je parlais
    - I talked
    - I was talking
    tu parlais
    - you talked- (familiar or informal)
    - you were talking
    il, elle, on parlait
    - he, she, it, one talked
    - he, she, it, one was talking
    nous parlions
    - we talked
    - we were talking
    vous parliez
    - you talked- (formal or plural)
    - you were talking
    ils, elles parlaient
    - they talked
    - they were talking

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of parler, the French for talk
    passé simple

    je parlai
    - I talked
    tu parlas
    - you talked- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on parla
    - he, she, it, one talked
    nous parlâmes
    - we talked
    vous parlâtes
    - you talked- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles parlèrent
    they talked
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of parler, the French for talk
    futur

    je parlerai
    - I will talk
    tu parleras
    - you will talk (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on parlera
    - he, she, it, one will talk
    nous parlerons
    - we will talk
    vous parlerez
    - you will talk (formal or plural)
    ils, elles parleront
    - they will talk

    Conditional Tense conjugations of parler, the French for talk
    conditionnel

    je parlerais
    - I would talk
    tu parlerais
    - you would talk (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on parlerait
    - he, she, it, one would talk
    nous parlerions
    - we would talk
    vous parleriez
    - you would talk (formal or plural)
    ils, elles parleraient
    - they would talk

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of parler, the French for talk
    présent de subjonctif

    que je parle
    - that I may talk
    que tu parles
    - that you may talk(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on parle
    - that he, she, it, one may talk
    que nous parlions
    - that we may talk
    que vous parliez
    - that you may talk(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles parlent
    - that they may talk

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb parler - the verb ‘to talk’ in French

    Past Participle of parler is:
    parlé -talked.

    Because the past participle is used with the various tenses of the verb - to have - avoir, 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 talked
    • you had talked
    • he will have talked
    • we would have talked

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of parler - French for talk
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of parler, the French for talk
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of parler, the French for talk
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of parler, the French for talk
    impératif

    parle
    - talk!
    parlons
    - let’s talk!
    parlez
    - talk!

    Present Participle of parler

    parlant - talking

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