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 raser
to shave
  Past infinitive être rasé
to have shaved
Present tense je me rase
I am shaving
  Passé composé je me suis rasé
I have shaved
Future je me raserai
I will shave
  Future perfect je me serai rasé
I will have shaved
Conditional je me raserais
I would shave
  Conditional perfect je me serais rasé
I would have shaved
Imperfect je me rasais
I was shaving
  Pluperfect je m’étais rasé
I had shaved
Passé simple je me rasa
I shaved
  Past anterior je me fus rasé
I shaved
Subjunctive je me rase
I shave
  Past subjunctive je me sois rasé
I shaved
Imperfect subjunctive je me rasasse
I shaved
  Pluperfect subjunctive je me fusse rasé
I had shaved
Imperative rase-toi
shave
  Past imperative te sois rasé
have shaved
Present participle se rasant
shaving
  Perfect participle s’étant rasé
having shaved

Simple and compound French verb conjugations

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