Friday, 29 April 2016

French Verb of Day.25 of Blogging #AtoZChallenge - Yodler!

Salut mes beaux amis!

The verb of the day is Yodler. This post does not have a lot to offer. I could only add pronunciation link, meaning and translation section. I have divided the post into these main sections:
  • Pronunciation Link
  • Meaning of this Verb
  • Verb Conjugations in Various Tenses and Moods
So, let's have some fun while learning the usage of the verb of the day.

Pronunciation Link

Meaning of the Verb

Yodler means to yodel. Not a very useful verb, but it was difficult finding a verb that begins with Y.

Conjugation of this verb in various tenses and moods

1. Indicatif – Generally, Indicatif is used to state facts.
    1. Présent – It is similar to Present tense of English. We use this form to express facts, conditions, habits, and routine.
The sample sentences, as per my knowledge, could be:

I write whenever I can.

You don't like drama.

We love reading books.

They have money, but they do not have a heart.

Je yodle

(Subject) yodel(s) or is/are/am yodeling
Tu yodles
Il yodle
Nous yodlons
Vous yodlez
Ils yodlent
    1. Passé Composé – It resonates with Present Perfect and Past forms of English language. This form is utilized to a talk about the actions that were completed in the past, and we wish to draw the attention towards its results.
I went to get a manicure in the morning.

He did not go to the office today.

I did not have the courage at that moment.

J’ai yodlé (Subject) yodeled(once), I have yodeled
Tu as yodlé
Il a yodlé
Nous avons yodlé
Vous avez yodlé
Ils ont yodlé
    1. Imparfait – Imparfait form is used to write about description, habit, and actions that occurred simultaneously in the past.
It was a beautiful day.

He was having a rough day.

I used to ride a bicycle in the rain.

Je yodlais (Subject) was yodeling/ used to yodel
Tu yodlais
Il yodlait
Nous yodlions
Vous yodliez
Ils yodlaient
    1. Plus-que-parfait – This is the French version of “Past perfect” of English language. If you are narrating an incident that occurred in the past, and I you wish to include a detail that happened even before the time of that incident, you use plus-que-parfait form.
I had studied a lot before I could get a job.

He had practiced his speech in front of the mirror before he went in front of a huge audience.

J’avais yodlé (Subject) had yodeled
Tu avais yodlé
Il avait yodlé
Nous avions yodlé
Vous aviez yodlé
Ils avaient yodlé
    1. Passé simple – Similar to Passé Composé, Passé simple is used to describe completed actions in the past and the actions that were interrupted in the past. Being same as Passé Composé, its examples are similar to Passé Composé.
Last year, I went to Bali.

While I was in Bali, I admired nature for hours.

Je yodlai (Subject) yodeled
Tu yodlas
Il yodla
Nous yodlâmes
Vous yodlâtes
Ils yodlèrent
    1. Passé antérieur – This is same as Past Perfect of English language. This form is mostly used in literature.
As soon as I was in the library, I decided to issue the book “Pride and Prejudice.”

After my grandfather had worked for sixty years, he started gardening.

J’eus yodlé (Subject) had yodeled
Tu eus yodlé
Il eut yodlé
Nous eûmes yodlé
Vous eûtes yodlé
Ils eurent yodlé
    1. Futur – Futur is same as Future tense of English language. This form comes into picture when we are either expressing an intended action in the future or making an assumption in both present and future. Also, it may be used to make a polite request.
Tomorrow, I will write a song.

You will never write a song.

Would Irine help me with the song?

If you ask her, you will know.

Je yodlerai (Subject) will yodel
Tu yodleras
Il yodlera
Nous yodlerons
Vous yodlerez
Ils yodleront
    1. Futur antérieur – Remember future perfect tense? Futur antérieur is its brother :) When you are imagining or considering something to happen in the future or something that might have happened in the past, you use this form.
He'll probably have had three boxes of cereal or he had drank three cartons of milk. (I know it's a stupid sentence, but I couldn't think of something else.)

By the time we'll reach, they will have hidden the evidence. (Crime investigation drama kicking in!)

J’aurai yodlé (Subject) will have yodeled/ will had yodeled
Tu auras yodlé
Il aura yodlé
Nous aurons yodlé
Vous aurez yodlé
Ils auront yodlé
    1. Future proche – Future Proche form is used to describe an event or action that is either definite to occur in a short while or planned to happen in the future.
I am going to get a laptop in two minutes. (I'm not :( )

My sister is getting ready in a minute.

Je vais yodler (Subject) is/are/am yodeling/about to yodel
Tu vas yodler
Il va yodler
Nous allons yodler
Vous allez yodler
Ils vont yodler

    1. Conditionnel – 
        1. This mood is used to express statements of possibility and condition.
                  1. Présent – If we wish to express a possibility about present or future from a past point of view, then this would be my choice of sentence form.
              I would like to be an author, someday.
              Drashti thought that she might go on a vacation to Paris.
              If she went to Paris, she could become a model.
              Arun, could you stop teasing me?
              Je yodlerais (Subject) would yodel
              Tu yodeledrais
              Il yodlerait
              Nous yodlerions
              Vous yodleriez
              Ils yodleraient
            1. Passé – Imagine that you are telling about an incident that happened in the past, where you expressed a possibility, then this is the form you need to be using. Of course, it is confusing, but don't worry. Hopefully, sample sentences will help in making it understandable.
              If I had gone with you, I would have scolded him.
              My grandfather would have sorted our problems if we had asked him.
              *Tip – Use Conditionnel Passé in that part of the sentence that indicates a result of the action.
              J’aurais yodlé (Subject) would had yodeled/ would have yodeled
              Tu aurais yodlé
              Il aurait yodlé
              Nous aurions yodlé
              Vous auriez yodlé
              Ils auraient yodlé
                1. Passé - forme alternative – This form is used in literary formats of writing. Not my cup of tea! The same thought can be expressed by using above form.
      J’eusse yodlé (Subject) would had yodeled/ would have yodeled
      Tu eusses yodlé
      Il eût yodlé
      Nous eussions yodlé
      Vous eussiez yodlé
      Ils eussent yodlé
    1. Subjonctif – 
        1. This mood of expressions focuses on various emotions, such as doubt, a fear, subjectivity, hope.
              1. Présent – If the main part of the sentence is in present form, then the part after que, expressing emotions, will be in subjonctif présent form. Confused? Well, hopefully, sample sentences will clear the air.
          It is important to me that my family eats dinner together.
          I am happy that my readers like my blog.
          que je yodle that (Subject) yodel(s) or is/are/am yodeling
          que tu yodles
          qu’il yodle
          que nous yodlions
          que vous yodliez
          qu’ils yodlent
            1. Imparfait –If the main part of the sentence is in past form, then the part after que, expressing emotions, will be in subjonctif imparfait form. However, this form is used in literary docs. For ordinary usage, subjonctif passé is our guy.
              que je yodlasse that (Subject) yodel(s) or that (Subject) was/were yodeling
              que tu yodlasses
              qu’il yodlât
              que nous yodlassions
              que vous yodlassiez
              qu’ils yodlassent
            2. Plus-que-parfait – Again, this form is also used in literary documents.
              que j’ eusse yodlé (Subject) would yodel/ yodel
              que tu eusses yodlé
              qu’il eût yodlé
              que nous eussions yodlé
              que vous eussiez yodlé
              qu’ils eussent yodlé
            3. Passé – If main part of the sentence is in past form, then the part after que, expressing emotions, will be in subjonctif passé form. Other than this, if we are expressing emotions about somebody's past, then too, we use this form.
          I had wished that he would succeed in his hunt for a decent job.

          He is afraid that he received love from everybody only for his money.
      que j’aie yodlé that (Subject) yodel(s) or that (Subject) was yodeling
      que tu aies yodlé
      qu’il ait yodlé
      que nous ayons yodlé
      que vous ayez yodlé
      qu’ils aient yodlé
    1. Impératif – 
        1. This mood is utilized to give orders.
          1. Présent – There is nothing to explain here. This form is utilized in giving orders.
      Take me to the mall!

      Drive me to the airport!

      Sit with me!

      Don't talk to me!

      yodle yodel!
      yodlons Let's yodel!
      yodlez yodel!

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