Verb in French for bend: courber
(to bow = se courber)

            The French verb for bend is the regular ER verb courber. It also means to curve.

To remember this imagine English comedian Ronnie CORBETT BENDS over and takes a BOW.

The reflexive verb se courber means to bend down or to BOW. (literally to bend oneself forward/back). We've looked at some related words/phrases in recent lessons: Bend the scales to your advantage by using picture memory triggers for greater recall of new French words and concepts! Take 3 minutes to read aloud ALL the verb conjugations of courber below - by ROW and by COLUMN, then learn more about the French verb courber and related words below.
to bend: courber
Imagine Ronnie CORBETT BENDS forward and takes a BOW.
VERB CONJUGATION TABLE courber
Simple Tenses courber
TENSE
je/j’
tu
il
nous
vous
ils
Present
Présent

bend
courbe courbes courbe courbons courbez courbent
Past Imperfect
Imparfait
bent
courbais courbais courbait courbions courbiez courbaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple

bent
courbai courbas courba courbâmes courbâtes courbèrent
Future
Futur

will bend
courberai courberas courbera courberons courberez courberont
Conditional
Conditionnel

would bend
courberais courberais courberait courberions courberiez courberaient
Subjunctive
Subjonctif

may bend
courbe courbes courbe courbions courbiez courbent
Compound Tenses courber
Present Perfect
Passé Composé

have bent
ai courbé as courbé a courbé avons courbé avez courbé ont courbé
Past Perfect
Plus-que-Parfait

had bent
avais courbé avais courbé avait courbé avions courbé aviez courbé avaient courbé
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur

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

would have bent
aurais courbé aurais courbé aurait courbé aurions courbé auriez courbé auraient courbé
Imperative
Imperatif

bend!
courbe courbons courbez

        MORE on the FRENCH VERB courber      

Review the previous newlsetter verb lessons and cartoons about tilting, leaning, bending etc.

  HOW TO CONQUER FRENCH VERB CONJUGATION   

  • The French verb for bend, courber is another regular ER verb conjugated using the same pattern of endings as 5,000+ other regular ER verbs.
  • Learn to conjugate courber and it will reinforce the pattern for ALL regular ER verbs, these being the most common French verbs.
  • Do a series of ER verbs every day for a month and you will have a solid knowledge of the ER verbs' conjugation patterns. Keep doing them with a new one every day from the French Verbs List.
  • Repeating these tables aloud 10 times throughout the day will better embed the patterns into your subconscious, and your long term memory.
  • Reciting aloud is a great way for you to practice your pronunciation, and helps you to memorize the conjugations.

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