Daily Verb Lesson: French for lead is mener

The French for lead is the regular ER verb mener.
To remember this, imagine de Gualle leads MANY French MEN.
Mener can also mean: to take somewhere, to carry out; to pursue.
Related words include:
  - les menées (nfpl) : intrigues.
  - mener à bien : to complete something successfully.
  - mener la grande vie (exp) : to live it up.
Some ER verbs ending in -ecer, -emer, -ener, -eper, -erer, -eser, -ever and
-evrer add a grave accent to the mute letter e (è) before a silent syllable. This changes it to an open sound. Examples of this family of verb conjugations: mener, emmener, ramener, remmener, parsemer de, achever, grever.

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           to lead: mener
Imagine de Gualle leads MANY French MEN
Simple Tenses mener    Present Participle: menant

mène mènes mène menons menez mènent
Past Imperfect
menais menais menait menions meniez menaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple

menai menas mena menâmes menâtes menèrent

will lead
mènerai mèneras mènera mènerons mènerez mèneront

would lead
mènerais mènerais mènerait mènerions mèneriez mèneraient
Present Subjunctive

may lead
mène mènes mène menions meniez mènent
Compound Tenses mener     Past Participle: mené
Present Perfect
Passé Composé

have led
ai mené as mené a mené avons mené avez mené ont mené
Past Perfect

had led
avais mené avais mené avait mené avions mené aviez mené avaient mené
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur

will have led
aurai mené auras mené aura mené aurons mené aurez mené auront mené
Conditional Perfect
Conditionnel Passé

would have led
aurais mené aurais mené aurait mené aurions mené auriez mené auraient mené

mène ! menons ! menez !
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