to type: taper
Imagine a TAPIR typing... TAP TAP TAP!

Daily Verb Lesson: French for type is taper

The word in French for type is the regular ER verb taper. It also means to tap, or hit. To remember this, imagine a TAPIR types on a typewriter ... TAP ... TAP ... TAP!

taper dans l'oeil: to be striking, literally to hit one's eye.
taper des pieds: stomp one's feet e.g. in anger.
taper sur les nerfs de quelqu'un: get on someone's nerves, irritate someone.
Puis-je te taper un sou? Can I hit you up for a penny? ...bludge some change?
Il a tapé comme un sourd: He knocked loudly on the door (as if deaf).
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Simple Tenses taper

tape tapes tape tapons tapez tapent
Past Imperfect
tapais tapais tapait tapions tapiez tapaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple

tapai tapas tapa tapâmes tapâtes tapèrent

will type
taperai taperas tapera taperons taperez taperont

would type
taperais taperais taperait taperions taperiez taperaient

may type
tape tapes tape tapions tapiez tapent
Compound Tenses taper
Present Perfect
Passé Composé

have typed
ai tapé as tapé a tapé avons tapé avez tapé ont tapé
Past Perfect

had typed
avais tapé avais tapé avait tapé avions tapé aviez tapé avaient tapé
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur

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

would have typed
aurais tapé aurais tapé aurait tapé aurions tapé auriez tapé auraient tapé

tape ! tapons ! tapez !
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Taper is a regular ER verb conjugated in like 5000 others. These are the most common verbs in French.
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