Daily Verb Lesson: French verb grever - to burden (with)

The French for burden (with) is the regular ER verb grever.
To remember this, imagine a chef is burdened with GRAVY.
Grever can also mean: to be a burden on, to put a strain on.
Other words include:
  - pesant (adj) : burdensome.
  - le fardeau la charge (nm/nf) : burden.
  - s'embarrasser de (vr) : to burden oneself with, to weigh oneself down with.
Some ER verbs ending in -ecer, -emer, -ener, -eper, -erer, -eser, -ever and
-evrer add a grave accent to the mute letter e (è) before a silent syllable. This changes it to an open sound. Examples of this family of verb conjugations: mener, emmener, remmener, ramener, parsemer de, achever, grever.
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           to burden: grever
Imagine a chef is burdened with GRAVY!
Simple Tenses grever    Present Participle: grevant

grève grèves grève grevons grevez grèvent
Past Imperfect
grevais grevais grevait grevions greviez grevaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple

grevai grevas greva grevâmes grevâtes grevèrent

will burden
grèverai grèveras grèvera grèverons grèverez grèveront

would burden
grèverais grèverais grèverait grèverions grèveriez grèveraient
Present Subjunctive

may burden
grève grèves grève grevions greviez grèvent
Compound Tenses grever     Past Participle: grevé
Present Perfect
Passé Composé

have burdened
ai grevé as grevé a grevé avons grevé avez grevé ont grevé
Past Perfect

had burdened
avais grevé avais grevé avait grevé avions grevé aviez grevé avaient grevé
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur

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

would have burdened
aurais grevé aurais grevé aurait grevé aurions grevé auriez grevé auraient grevé

grève ! grevons ! grevez !
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