Verb in French for bite (on): mordre

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            The verb in French for bite (on), gnaw is the Regular re verb mordre.

To remember this imagine: the MURDERER bites on a bone.

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french-verb-to-bite (on)-is-mordre
to bite (on): mordre
Imagine the MURDERER bites on a bone!

Simple Tenses mordre

bite (on)
mords mords mord mordons mordez mordent
Past Imperfect

bit (on)
mordais mordais mordait mordions mordiez mordaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple

bit (on)
mordis mordis mordit mordîmes mordîtes mordirent

will bite (on)
mordrai mordras mordra mordrons mordrez mordront

would bite (on)
mordrais mordrais mordrait mordrions mordriez mordraient

may bite (on)
morde mordes morde mordions mordiez mordent
Compound Tenses mordre
Present Perfect
Passé Composé

have bit (on)
ai mordu as mordu a mordu avons mordu avez mordu ont mordu
Past Perfect

had bit (on)
avais mordu avais mordu avait mordu avions mordu aviez mordu avaient mordu
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur

will have bit (on)
aurai mordu auras mordu aura mordu aurons mordu aurez mordu auront mordu
Conditional Perfect
Conditionnel Passé

would have bit (on)
aurais mordu aurais mordu aurait mordu aurions mordu auriez mordu auraient mordu

bite (on)!
mords mordons mordez

        MORE on the FRENCH VERB mordre

French for bite (on) =mordre mordre: to bite, to eat into
mordre à l'hameçon: to take the bait
je m'en suis mordu les doigts: I could have kicked myself
ça mord ?: are the fish biting?
mordant: biting, caustic, piercing
la morsure: bite


  • The French verb for bite (on) mordre is a Regular RE verb conjugated using the same pattern of endings as almost 100 other Regular RE verbs.
  • Learn to conjugate mordre and it will reinforce the pattern for ALL Regular RE verbs, these being the 3rd French regular common verb pattern.
  • Do a series of RE verbs every day for a month and you will have a solid knowledge of the RE verbs' conjugation patterns. Keep doing them with a new one every day from the French Verbs List.
  • Repeating these tables aloud 10 times throughout the day will better embed the patterns into your subconscious, and your long term memory.
  • Reciting aloud is a great way for you to practice your pronunciation, and helps you to memorize the conjugations.

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