Daily Verb Lesson: French for open is ouvrir

The French for open is the irregular IR verb ouvrir.
To remember this, imagine you call to someone to open the door as you are trying to HOOVER 'ERE!
Ouvrir can also mean: to open up, to undo, to initiate.
Related words include:
  - s'ouvrir (vr) : to open (e.g. a door, country); to part (e.g. lips).
  - l'ouverture (nf) : opening (up); opportunity; openness.
  - ouvertement (adv) : openly, blatantly; unashamedly.
  - ouvrir les bras ; ses oreilles : to open one's arms; one's ears.
Verbs ending in -vrir and -frir conjugated in this way include: couvrir, découvrir, ouvrir, offrir, entrouvrir and their compounds.
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           to open: ouvrir
Imagine you call someone to open the door
as you are trying to HOOVER 'ERE!
Simple Tenses ouvrir    Present Participle: ouvrant

ouvre ouvres ouvre ouvrons ouvrez ouvrent
Past Imperfect
ouvrais ouvrais ouvrait ouvrions ouvriez ouvraient
Simple Past
Passé Simple

ouvris ouvris ouvrit ouvrîmes ouvrîtes ouvrirent

will open
ouvrirai ouvriras ouvrira ouvrirons ouvrirez ouvriront

would open
ouvrirais ouvrirais ouvrirait ouvririons ouvririez ouvriraient
Present Subjunctive

may open
ouvre ouvres ouvre ouvrions ouvriez ouvrent
Compound Tenses ouvrir     Past Participle: ouvert
Present Perfect
Passé Composé

have opened
ai ouvert as ouvert a ouvert avons ouvert avez ouvert ont ouvert
Past Perfect

had opened
avais ouvert avais ouvert avait ouvert avions ouvert aviez ouvert avaient ouvert
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur

will have opened
aurai ouvert auras ouvert aura ouvert aurons ouvert aurez ouvert auront ouvert
Conditional Perfect
Conditionnel Passé

would have opened
aurais ouvert aurais ouvert aurait ouvert aurions ouvert auriez ouvert auraient ouvert

ouvre ! ouvrons ! ouvrez !
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