Daily Verb Lesson: French for pinch is pincer

The French for pinch is the regular ER verb pincer.
To remember this, imagine the crab pinches with his PINCERS!
pincer can also mean: to nip; to squeeze, to catch (thief); to pluck (music).
Related words include:
  - la pince (nf) : threat, pince.
  - se pincer (vr) : to pinch oneself, to catch oneself.
  - se pincer le nez : to hold one's nose.
  - le humour pince-sans-rire (nm) : dry wit, deadpan sense of humour.
About 143 ER verbs end in CER. Before the letter a or o, the c changes to ç so that the c remains soft (like the c in cedilla rather than c in cat).
Examples of this family of verb conjugations: bercer, effacer, enfoncer, foncer, menacer, pincer, remplacer.
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           to pinch: pincer
Imagine the crab pinches with his PINCERS!

Simple Tenses pincer    Present Participle: pinçant

pince pinces pince pinçons pincez pincent
Past Imperfect
pinçais pinçais pinçait pincions pinciez pinçaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple

pinçai pinças pinça pinçâmes pinçâtes pincèrent

will pinch
pincerai pinceras pincera pincerons pincerez pinceront

would pinch
pincerais pincerais pincerait pincerions pinceriez pinceraient
Present Subjunctive

may pinch
pince pinces pince pincions pinciez pincent
Compound Tenses pincer
Present Perfect
Passé Composé

have pinched
ai pincé as pincé a pincé avons pincé avez pincé ont pincé
Past Perfect

had pinched
avais pincé avais pincé avait pincé avions pincé aviez pincé avaient pincé
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur

will have pinched
aurai pincé auras pincé aura pincé aurons pincé aurez pincé auront pincé
Conditional Perfect
Conditionnel Passé

would have pinched
aurais pincé aurais pincé aurait pincé aurions pincé auriez pincé auraient pincé

pince ! pinçons ! pincez !
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