The French for teach is the verb enseigner

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb enseigner - French for teach

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of enseigner, which is French for teach.
    • I teach.
    • you taught.
    • he will teach.
    • we would teach.
    • they may teach.

    The Verb Tables of Conjugation now presented below for enseigner, allow you to practice your French verbs both by PRONOUN (vertically) - that is I, you, we, he, she, they etc, AND ALSO by TENSE (horizontally). Learn them both ways. Most verb tables only teach by tense, so that for example, you cannot actually learn the words for I from one tense to the other EXCEPT through learning each table by tense. In other words - a student is usually taught - I go, you go, he goes, we go, they go … BUT NOT I go, I went, I will go, I would go, I may go, I have gone etc, etc. These table allow this.
  • VERB CONJUGATION TABLE enseigner
    Simple Tenses enseigner
    TENSE
    je/j’
    tu
    il
    nous
    vous
    ils
    Present
    Présent

    teach
    enseigne enseignes enseigne enseignons enseignez enseignent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    taught
    enseignais enseignais enseignait enseignions enseigniez enseignaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    taught
    enseignai enseignas enseigna enseignâmes enseignâtes enseignèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will teach
    enseignerai enseigneras enseignera enseignerons enseignerez enseigneront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would teach
    enseignerais enseignerais enseignerait enseignerions enseigneriez enseigneraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may teach
    enseigne enseignes enseigne enseignions enseigniez enseignent
    Compound Tenses enseigner
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have taught
    ai enseigné as enseigné a enseigné avons enseigné avez enseigné ont enseigné
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had taught
    avais enseigné avais enseigné avait enseigné avions enseigné aviez enseigné avaient enseigné
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have taught
    aurais enseigné aurais enseigné aurait enseigné aurions enseigné auriez enseigné auraient enseigné
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    teach!
    enseigne enseignons enseignez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of enseigner the French for teach
    présent de l’indicatif

    j’enseigne
    - I teach
    tu enseignes
    - you teach - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on enseigne
    - he, she, it, one teaches
    nous enseignons
    - we teach
    vous enseignez
    - you teach (formal or plural)
    ils, elles enseignent
    - they teach

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of enseigner, the French for teach
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    j’enseignais
    - I taught
    - I was teaching
    tu enseignais
    - you taught- (familiar or informal)
    - you were teaching
    il, elle, on enseignait
    - he, she, it, one taught
    - he, she, it, one was teaching
    nous enseignions
    - we taught
    - we were teaching
    vous enseigniez
    - you taught- (formal or plural)
    - you were teaching
    ils, elles enseignaient
    - they taught
    - they were teaching

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of enseigner, the French for teach
    passé simple

    j’enseignai
    - I taught
    tu enseignas
    - you taught- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on enseigna
    - he, she, it, one taught
    nous enseignâmes
    - we taught
    vous enseignâtes
    - you taught- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles enseignèrent
    they taught
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of enseigner, the French for teach
    futur

    j’enseignerai
    - I will teach
    tu enseigneras
    - you will teach (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on enseignera
    - he, she, it, one will teach
    nous enseignerons
    - we will teach
    vous enseignerez
    - you will teach (formal or plural)
    ils, elles enseigneront
    - they will teach

    Conditional Tense conjugations of enseigner, the French for teach
    conditionnel

    j’enseignerais
    - I would teach
    tu enseignerais
    - you would teach (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on enseignerait
    - he, she, it, one would teach
    nous enseignerions
    - we would teach
    vous enseigneriez
    - you would teach (formal or plural)
    ils, elles enseigneraient
    - they would teach

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of enseigner, the French for teach
    présent de subjonctif

    que j’enseigne
    - that I may teach
    que tu enseignes
    - that you may teach(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on enseigne
    - that he, she, it, one may teach
    que nous enseignions
    - that we may teach
    que vous enseigniez
    - that you may teach(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles enseignent
    - that they may teach

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb enseigner - the verb ‘to teach’ in French

    Past Participle of enseigner is:
    enseigné -taught.

    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 taught
    • you had taught
    • he will have taught
    • we would have taught

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of enseigner - French for teach
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of enseigner, the French for teach
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of enseigner, the French for teach
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of enseigner, the French for teach
    impératif

    enseigne
    - teach!
    enseignons
    - let’s teach!
    enseignez
    - teach!

    Present Participle of enseigner

    enseignant - teaching

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