The French for wash is the verb laver

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    The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb laver - French for wash

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    Here you’ll learn the conjugations of laver, which is French for wash.
    • I wash.
    • you washed.
    • he will wash.
    • we would wash.
    • they may wash.

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

    wash
    lave laves lave lavons lavez lavent
    Past Imperfect
    Imparfait
    washed
    lavais lavais lavait lavions laviez lavaient
    Simple Past
    Passé Simple

    washed
    lavai lavas lava lavâmes lavâtes lavèrent
    Future
    Futur

    will wash
    laverai laveras lavera laverons laverez laveront
    Conditional
    Conditionnel

    would wash
    laverais laverais laverait laverions laveriez laveraient
    Subjunctive
    Subjonctif

    may wash
    lave laves lave lavions laviez lavent
    Compound Tenses laver
    Present Perfect
    Passé Composé

    have washed
    ai lavé as lavé a lavé avons lavé avez lavé ont lavé
    Past Perfect
    Plus-que-Parfait

    had washed
    avais lavé avais lavé avait lavé avions lavé aviez lavé avaient lavé
    Future Perfect
    Futur Antérieur

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

    would have washed
    aurais lavé aurais lavé aurait lavé aurions lavé auriez lavé auraient lavé
    Imperative
    Imperatif

    wash!
    lave lavons lavez

    Present Indicative Tense conjugations of laver the French for wash
    présent de l’indicatif

    je lave
    - I wash
    tu laves
    - you wash - (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on lave
    - he, she, it, one washes
    nous lavons
    - we wash
    vous lavez
    - you wash (formal or plural)
    ils, elles lavent
    - they wash

    Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of laver, the French for wash
    imparfait de l’indicatif

    je lavais
    - I washed
    - I was washing
    tu lavais
    - you washed- (familiar or informal)
    - you were washing
    il, elle, on lavait
    - he, she, it, one washed
    - he, she, it, one was washing
    nous lavions
    - we washed
    - we were washing
    vous laviez
    - you washed- (formal or plural)
    - you were washing
    ils, elles lavaient
    - they washed
    - they were washing

    Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of laver, the French for wash
    passé simple

    je lavai
    - I washed
    tu lavas
    - you washed- (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on lava
    - he, she, it, one washed
    nous lavâmes
    - we washed
    vous lavâtes
    - you washed- (formal or plural)
    ils, elles lavèrent
    they washed
    (The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

    Future Tense conjugations of laver, the French for wash
    futur

    je laverai
    - I will wash
    tu laveras
    - you will wash (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on lavera
    - he, she, it, one will wash
    nous laverons
    - we will wash
    vous laverez
    - you will wash (formal or plural)
    ils, elles laveront
    - they will wash

    Conditional Tense conjugations of laver, the French for wash
    conditionnel

    je laverais
    - I would wash
    tu laverais
    - you would wash (familiar or informal)
    il, elle, on laverait
    - he, she, it, one would wash
    nous laverions
    - we would wash
    vous laveriez
    - you would wash (formal or plural)
    ils, elles laveraient
    - they would wash

    Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of laver, the French for wash
    présent de subjonctif

    que je lave
    - that I may wash
    que tu laves
    - that you may wash(familiar or informal)
    qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on lave
    - that he, she, it, one may wash
    que nous lavions
    - that we may wash
    que vous laviez
    - that you may wash(formal or plural)
    qu’ils, qu’elles lavent
    - that they may wash

    The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb laver - the verb ‘to wash’ in French

    Past Participle of laver is:
    lavé -washed.

    It's vital that you learn the past participle and the conjugations of avoir because these combinations form the 4 compound tenses which are listed below.
    • I have washed
    • you had washed
    • he will have washed
    • we would have washed

    Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of laver - French for wash
    passé composé

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

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

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

    Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of laver, the French for wash
    futur antérieur

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

    Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of laver, the French for wash
    conditionnel passé

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

    Imperative Tense conjugations of laver, the French for wash
    impératif

    lave
    - wash!
    lavons
    - let’s wash!
    lavez
    - wash!

    Present Participle of laver

    lavant - washing

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