Daily Verb Lesson: French for cover is couvrir

The French for cover is the irregular IR verb couvrir.
To remember this, imagine you you COVER your REAR in the French colours!
Couvrir can also mean: to wrap up, to drown out (noise); to roof (house).
Related words include:
  - se couvrir de/contre (vr) : to wrap up, to cover oneself (with/against);
    to become cloudy.
  - le couvert (nm) : cover; place setting (restaurant).
  - les couverts (nmpl) : cutlery.
  - la couverture (nf) : blanket, cover; coverage (news); roofing.
Verbs ending in -vrir and -frir conjugated in this way include: couvrir, découvrir, entrouvrir, offrir, ouvrir and their compounds.
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           to cover : couvrir
Imagine you COVER your REAR in the French colours!
Simple Tenses couvrir    Present Participle: couvrant

couvre courvres couvre couvrons couvrez couvrent
Past Imperfect
couvrais couvrais couvrait couvrions couvriez couvraient
Simple Past
Passé Simple

couvris couvris couvrit couvrîmes couvrîtes couvrirent

will cover
couvrirai couvriras couvrira couvrirons couvrirez couvriront

would cover
couvrirais couvrirais couvrirait couvririons couvririez couvriraient
Present Subjunctive

may cover
couvre couvres couvre couvrions couvriez couvrent
Compound Tenses couvrir     Past Participle: couvert
Present Perfect
Passé Composé

have covered
ai couvert as couvert a couvert avons couvert avez couvert ont couvert
Past Perfect

had covered
avais couvert avais couvert avait couvert avions couvert aviez couvert avaient couvert
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur

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

would have covered
aurais couvert aurais couvert aurait couvert aurions couvert auriez couvert auraient couvert

couvre ! couvrons ! couvrez !
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