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 a compound conjugation of the pronominal verb 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 Helping Verb Compound Tense / Mood
Infinitiveraser
to shave
 être
to be
 Past infinitiveêtre rasé
to have shaved
Present tenseje me rase
I am shaving
 je suis
I am
 Passé composéje me suis rasé
I have shaved
Futureje me raserai
I will shave
 je serai
I will be
 Future perfectje me serai rasé
I will have shaved
Conditionalje me raserais
I would shave
 je serais
I would be
 Conditional perfectje me serais rasé
I would have shaved
Imperfectje me rasais
I was shaving
 j’étais
I was (being)
 Pluperfectje m’étais rasé
I had shaved
Passé simpleje me rasa
I shaved
 je fus
I was
 Past anteriorje me fus rasé
I shaved
Subjunctiveje me rase
I shave
 je sois
I am/be
 Past subjunctiveje me sois rasé
I shaved
Imperfect
subjunctive
je me rasasse
I shaved
 je fusse
I was
 Pluperfect
subjunctive
je me fusse rasé
I had shaved
Imperativerase-toi
shave
 sois
be
 Past imperativete sois rasé
have shaved
Present participlese rasant
shaving
 étant
being
 Perfect participles’étant rasé
having shaved

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