Verb in French for grow pale: pâlir

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The verb in French for grow pale, grow dim is the Regular ir verb pâlir.

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to grow pale: pâlir
Imagine you go PALE around the EAR!

Simple Tenses pâlir

grow pale
pâlis pâlis pâlit pâlissons pâlissez pâlissent
Past Imperfect

grew pale
pâlissais pâlissais pâlissait pâlissions pâlissiez pâlissaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple

grew pale
pâlis pâlis pâlit pâlîmes pâlîtes pâlirent

will grow pale
pâlirai pâliras pâlira pâlirons pâlirez pâliront

would grow pale
pâlirais pâlirais pâlirait pâlirions pâliriez pâliraient

may grow pale
pâlisse pâlisses pâlisse pâlissions pâlissiez pâlissent
Compound Tenses pâlir
Present Perfect
Passé Composé

have grew pale
ai pâli as pâli a pâli avons pâli avez pâli ont pâli
Past Perfect

had grew pale
avais pâli avais pâli avait pâli avions pâli aviez pâli avaient pâli
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur

will have grew pale
aurai pâli auras pâli aura pâli aurons pâli aurez pâli auront pâli
Conditional Perfect
Conditionnel Passé

would have grew pale
aurais pâli aurais pâli aurait pâli aurions pâli auriez pâli auraient pâli

grow pale!
pâlis ! pâlissons ! pâlissez !

MORE on the FRENCH VERB pâlir

French for grow pale =pâlir pâlir: to grow pale, to fade.
faire pâlir quelqu'un d'envie/de jalousie: to make somebody green with envy.
pâle (adj): pale.
être pâle comme un linge: to be as white as a sheet.
faire pâle figure á côté de: to pale into insignificance beside.


  • The French verb for grow pale pâlir is a Regular IR verb conjugated using the same pattern of endings as 400+ other Regular IR verbs.
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