Daily Verb Lesson: French for stretch is étendre

The French for stretch is the regular -RE verb étendre.
To remember this, imagine they ATE TENDER meat, stretching it a long way!
étendre can also mean: to spread (out); to hang (washing); to lay a person down.

Related words include:
   - s'étendre (vr) : to spread, to expand; to last; to lie down.
   - s'étender sur : to stretch (over), to dwell on; to enlarge upon, to range over.
   -  étendu/e (pp/adj) : sprawling, vast, extensive.
Most verbs ending in -dre are conjugated in this way such as : confondre, détendre, entendre, étendre, fendre, pendre, prétendre, tendre, tondre, tordre. Exception: prendre (to take) and its compounds.

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           to stretch : étendre
Imagine they ATE TENDER meat,
stretching it a long way!
Simple Tenses étendre    Present Participle: étendant

étends étends étend étendons étendez étendent
Past Imperfect
étendais étendais étendait étendions étendiez étendaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple

étendis étendis étendit étendîmes étendîtes étendirent

will stretch
étendrai étendras étendra étendrons étendrez étendront

would stretch
étendrais étendrais étendrait étendrions étendriez étendraient
Present Subjunctive

may stretch
étende étendes étende étendions étendiez étendent
Compound Tenses étendre     Past Participle: étendu
Present Perfect
Passé Composé

have stretched
ai étendu as étendu a étendu avons étendu avez étendu ont étendu
Past Perfect

had stretched
avais étendu avais étendu avait étendu avions étendu aviez étendu avaient étendu
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur

will have stretched
aurai étendu auras étendu aura étendu aurons étendu aurez étendu auront étendu
Conditional Perfect
Conditionnel Passé

would have stretched
aurais étendu aurais étendu aurait étendu aurions étendu auriez étendu auraient étendu

étends ! étendons ! étendez !
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