French verb aider

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The word in French for 'to help' is aider


Here is the fully conjugated French verb aider,with some practise sentences using some of the conjugations of aider - the verb "to help" in French.Learn your French conjugations here at the Learn French Help onlinelanguage school, and try out the sample French sentences which putthese conjugated verbs into practical examples. For regular updates of verbsadded to this site click on the RSS feed button on the top left of the screen,and you will be automatically notified whenever a new French word or verbappears on the site. The infinitive of the French verb aider means "to help".

Present Participle of aider

The present participle of aider is: aidant - helping

Past Participle of aider

The past participle of aider is: aidé - bought.
The past participle is very important as it is used to formthe various compound tenses, four of which are used in modernFrench conversation and writing. Check out the tenses in the tables below andthe sample sentences with them.

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The 5 Simple Tenses of the French verb aider - to help Conjugated


Present Indicative Tense conjugations of aider
présent de l'indicatif

j' aide
- I help
tu aides
- you help - ( familiar or informal )
il, elle, on aide
- he, she, it, one help
nous aidons
- we help
vous aidez
- you help ( formal or plural )
ils, elles aident
- they help

Example French sentence of the verb aiderconjugated in the present indicative tense:

Ils aident leur mère à faire la vaisselle.
They help their mother to do the washing-up.


Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of aider
imparfait de l'indicatif

j'aidais
- I helped / I was helping / I used to help / I would help
tu aidais
- you helped / you were helping / you used to help / you would help - ( familiar or informal )
il, elle, on aidait
- he, she, it, one helped / he was helping / he used to help / he would help
nous aidions
- we helped / we were helping / we used to help / we would help
vous aidiez
- you helped / you were helping / you used to help / you would help - ( formal or plural )
ils, elles aidaient
- they helped / they were helping / they used to help / they would help

Example sentence of the French verb aiderconjugated in the imperfect indicative tense:

Nous aidions notre père à ranger le garage quand tu as sonné à la porte.
We were helping our father to tidy the garage when you rang at the door.


Future Tense conjugations of aider
futur

j' aiderai
- I will help
tu aideras
- you will help ( familiar or informal )
il, elle, on aidera
- he, she, it, one will help
nous aiderons
- we will help
vous aiderez
- you will help ( formal or plural )
ils, elles aideront
- they will help

Example French sentence of the verb aiderconjugated in the future tense:

Tu aideras ta soeur à faire ses devoirs.
You will help your sister to do her homework.


Conditional Tense conjugations of aider
conditionnel

j'aiderais
- I would help
tu aiderais
- you would help ( familiar or informal )
il, elle, on aiderait
- he, she, it, one would help
nous aiderions
- we would help
vous aideriez
- you would help ( formal or plural )
ils, elles aideraient
- they would help

Example sentence of the French verb aiderconjugated in the conditional tense:

J’aiderais à préparer la table si j’avais plus de temps.
I would help to set the table if I had more time.


Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of aider
présent du subjonctif

Que j’aide
- that I may help
Que tu aides
- that you may help ( familiar or informal )
Qu’il, elle, on aide
- that he, she, it, one may help
Que nous aidions
- that we may help
Que vous aidiez
- that you may help ( formal or plural )
Qu’ils, elles aident
- that they may help

Example sentence of the French verb aiderconjugated in the present subjunctive tense:

Ce serait vraiment gentil que tu aides David à laver sa voiture.
It would be very nice that you may help (if you could help) David (to) wash his car.


The Four Compound Tenses of the French verb aider - the verb 'to help' in French


Compound Past or PastIndefinite Tense conjugations of aider
passé composé

j'ai aidé
- I have helped or I did help or
- I helped
tu as aidé
- you have helped or you did help - ( familiar or informal ) or
- you helped
il, elle, on a aidé
- he, she, it, one has helped or did help
- he, she, it helped
nous avons aidé
- we have helped or we did help
- we helped
vous avez aidé
- you have helped or you did help ( formal or plural ) or
- or we helped
ils, elles ont aidé
- they have helped or they did help
- they helped

Example French sentence of the verb aiderconjugated in the compound past (passé composé) tense:

A t-il aidé Sophie à porter ses valises à l’aéroport ?
Did he help Sophie (to) carry her suitcases at the airport ?


Past Perfect Indicative or Pluperfect Tense conjugations of aider - help in French
plus-que-parfait de l'indicatif

j'avais aidé
- I had helped
tu avais aidé
- you had helped - ( familiar or informal )
il, elle, on avait aidé
- he, she, it, one had helped
nous avions aidé
- we had helped
vous aviez aidé
- you had helped ( formal or plural )
ils, elles avaient aidé
- they had helped

Example sentence of the French verb aiderconjugated in the compound past (passé composé) tense(or pluperfect tense):

Asseyez-vous! Vous aviez déjà assez aidé la dernière fois!
Sit down! You had already helped enough the last time!


Future Perfect or FutureAnterior Tense conjugations of aider
futur antérieur

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

Example sentence of the French verb aiderconjugated in the future perfect tense:

J’aurai au moins aidé à nettoyer la maison avant de partir en vacances.
I will at least have helped to clean the house before going on holiday.


Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of aider
conditionnel passé

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

Example French sentence of the verb aiderconjugated in the conditional perfect:

S’il avait su que tu avais des difficultés en maths, il t’aurait aidé pour l’exercice.
If he had known that you had problems in maths, he would have helped you with the exercise.


Imperative Tense conjugations of aider
impératif

aide
aidons
aidez

Example sentence of the Frenchverb aiderconjugated in the imperative tense (actually the imperative is called a moodrather than a tense):

Aidez-nous au lieu de nous regarder faire!
Help us instead of watching us!


Present Participle of aider

Aidant- helping

Here is a sample sentence with the present participle of aider.

En aidant ma soeur à déménager ses meubles, je me suis fait mal au dos.
Helping my sister to move her furniture, I got a backache.


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