Daily Verb Lesson: French for scrape is cureter

The French for scrape (to) is the regular ER verb cureter (à).
To remember this, imagine Madame CURIE scrapes the wound to CURE IT!
cureter is not a common word for to scrape but a specific medical word which refers to removing foreign bodies from a wound.
Related words include:
  - la curette (nf) : surgical spoon used in the process of cureter.
Other French words which mean to scrape:
gratter (v) : to scrape (ie vegetables) ; érafer (v) : to scrape (ie damage);
écorcher (v) : to scrape (ie injure) ; racier (v) : to scrape (ie to make a noise).

There are about 130 ER verbs ending in ELER or ETER which double the letter l after a mute e. Examples of this family of verb conjugations: atteler, cureter, ensorceler, grommeler, hoqueter, museler, taveler.
Note there are some exceptions: instead of double ll or tt, a grave accent - è - is used on the e before the L or T, e.g. modeler (je modèle) and acheter (j'achète).
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           to scraped: cureter
Imagine Madame CURIE scrapes the wound to CURE IT.
Simple Tenses cureter    Present Participle: curetant

curette curettes curette curetons curetez curettent
Past Imperfect
curetais curetais curetait curetions curetiez curetaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple

curetai curetas cureta curetâmes curetâtes curetèrent

will scrape
curetterai curetteras curettera curetterons curetterez curetteront

would scrape
curetterais curetterais curetterait curetterions curetteriez curetteraient
Present Subjunctive

may scrape
curette curettes curette curetions curetiez curettent
Compound Tenses cureter     Past Participle: cureté
Present Perfect
Passé Composé

have scraped
ai cureté as cureté a cureté avons cureté avez cureté ont cureté
Past Perfect

had scraped
avais cureté avais cureté avait cureté avions cureté aviez cureté avaient cureté
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur

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

would have scraped
aurais cureté aurais cureté aurait cureté aurions cureté auriez cureté auraient cureté

curette ! curetons ! curetez !
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