Simple and Compound Tenses and Moods: Pronominal Verbs

Temps et modes simples et composés

This chart shows the relationship between the conjugations of simple and compound French tenses and moods: each simple conjugation of être serves as the helping verb of the compound conjugation for a pronominal verb – in these examples, se raser. English translations are provided just to give you a rough idea; click the links for detailed lessons on how to use and translate each tense and mood.

Simple Tense / Mood Compound Tense / Mood
Infinitive être
to be
  Past infinitive être rasé
to have shaved
Present tense je suis
I am
  Passé composé je me suis rasé
I have shaved
Future je serai
I will be
  Future perfect je me serai rasé
I will have shaved
Conditional je serais
I would be
  Conditional perfect je me serais rasé
I would have shaved
Imperfect j’étais
I was (being)
  Pluperfect je m’étais rasé
I had shaved
Passé simple je fus
I was
  Past anterior je me fus rasé
I shaved
Subjunctive je sois
I am/be
  Past subjunctive je me sois rasé
I shaved
Imperfect subjunctive je fusse
I was
  Pluperfect subjunctive je me fusse rasé
I had shaved
Imperative sois
be
  Past imperative te sois rasé
have shaved
Present participle étant
being
  Perfect participle s’étant rasé
having shaved

Simple and compound French verb conjugations

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