Verb in French for weaken: affaiblir

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            The verb in French for weaken, reduce is the Regular ir verb affaiblir.

To remember this imagine: Aesop is WEAKENED after reading A FABLE 'ERE.

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  • The French verb for weaken affaiblir is a Regular IR verb conjugated using the same pattern of endings as 400+ other Regular IR verbs.

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English words from the same family: feeble

to weaken: affaiblir
Imagine Aesop is WEAKENED after reading A FABLE 'ERE..
Simple Tenses affaiblir

affaiblis affaiblis affaiblit affaiblissons affaiblissez affaiblissent
Past Imperfect

affaiblissais affaiblissais affaiblissait affaiblissions affaiblissiez affaiblissaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple

affaiblis affaiblis affaiblit affaiblîmes affaiblîtes affaiblirent

will weaken
affaiblirai affaibliras affaiblira affaiblirons affaiblirez affaibliront

would weaken
affaiblirais affaiblirais affaiblirait affaiblirions affaibliriez affaibliraient

may weaken
affaiblisse affaiblisses affaiblisse affaiblissions affaiblissiez affaiblissent
Compound Tenses affaiblir
Present Perfect
Passé Composé

have weakened
ai affaibli as affaibli a affaibli avons affaibli avez affaibli ont affaibli
Past Perfect

had weakened
avais affaibli avais affaibli avait affaibli avions affaibli aviez affaibli avaient affaibli
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur

will have weakened
aurai affaibli auras affaibli aura affaibli aurons affaibli aurez affaibli auront affaibli
Conditional Perfect
Conditionnel Passé

would have weakened
aurais affaibli aurais affaibli aurait affaibli aurions affaibli auriez affaibli auraient affaibli

affaiblis affaiblissons affaiblissez

        MORE on the FRENCH VERB affaiblir      

French for weaken =affaiblir affaiblir: 
weaken; to progressively diminish one's activity, energy.

French for weaken =affaiblir l'affaiblissement (m): 
weakening, reduction in intensity, diminution of force

French for weaken =affaiblir Les vitrines affaiblissent le bruit du vent. 
The windscreens weaken the noise of the wind.


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