Daily Verb Lesson: French for wring is tordre

The French for wring is the regular -RE verb tordre.
To remember this, imagine the TORTOISE wrings its neck!
tordre can also mean: to wring out, twist, to bend, to distort (face).
Related words include:
   - se tordre (vr) : to bend, to buckle.
   - se tordre de douler/de rire: to writhe in pain / to double in laughter.
   - tordant (adj) : hilarious.
   - le tordeur / la tordeuse (nm/f) : wringer.
Most verbs ending in -dre are conjugated in this way such as : confondre, détendre, entendre, étendre, fendre, pendre, prétendre, tendre, tondre, tordre. Exception: prendre (to take) and its compounds.

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           to wring : tordre
Imagine the TORTOISE wrings its neck!
Simple Tenses tordre    Present Participle: tordant

tords tords tord tordons tordez tordent
Past Imperfect
tordais tordais tordait tordions tordiez tordaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple

tordis tordis tordit tordîmes tordîtes tordirent

will wring
tordrai tordras tordra tordrons tordrez tordront

would wring
tordrais tordrais tordrait tordrions tordriez tordraient
Present Subjunctive

may wring
torde tordes torde tordions tordiez tordent
Compound Tenses tordre     Past Participle: tordu
Present Perfect
Passé Composé

have wrung
ai tordu as tordu a tordu avons tordu avez tordu ont tordu
Past Perfect

had wrung
avais tordu avais tordu avait tordu avions tordu aviez tordu avaient tordu
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur

will have wrung
aurai tordu auras tordu aura tordu aurons tordu aurez tordu auront tordu
Conditional Perfect
Conditionnel Passé

would have wrung
aurais tordu aurais tordu aurait tordu aurions tordu auriez tordu auraient tordu

tords ! tordons ! tordez !
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