Daily Verb Lesson: French for discourage is décourager

The French for discourage is the regular ER verb décourager.
To remember this, imagine the owl is discouraged by his lack of DAY COURAGE!
décourager can also mean: to dishearten, to daunt.
Related words include:
  - se décourager (vr) : to get discouraged.
  - encourager (v) : to encourage.
  - le écouragement (nm) : discouragement, despondency.
About 230 ER verbs end in GER. Before the letter a or o, the g changes to ge so that the g remains soft (like the g in giraffe rather than g in go).
Examples of this family of verb conjugations: changer, décourager, diriger, échanger, exiger, ronger, soulager, venger.
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           to discourage: décourager
Imagine the owl is discouraged by
his lack of DAY COURAGE!

Simple Tenses décourager

décourage décourages décourage décourageons découragez découragent
Past Imperfect
décourageais décourageais décourageait découragions découragiez décourageaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple

décourageai décourageas découragea décourageâmes décourageâtes découragèrent

will discourage
découragerai décourageras découragera découragerons découragerez décourageront

would discourage
découragerais découragerais découragerait découragerions décourageriez changeraient

may discourage
décourage décourages décourage découragions découragiez découragent
Compound Tenses décourager
Present Perfect
Passé Composé

have discouraged
ai découragé as découragé a découragé avons découragé avez découragé ont découragé
Past Perfect

had discouraged
avais découragé avais découragé avait découragé avions découragé aviez découragé avaient découragé
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur

will have discouraged
aurai découragé auras découragé aura découragé aurons découragé aurez découragé auront découragé
Conditional Perfect
Conditionnel Passé

would've discouraged
aurais découragé aurais découragé aurait découragé aurions découragé auriez découragé auraient découragé

décourage ! décourageons ! découragez !
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