conditionnel

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin conditiōnālis (conditional), from conditiō (condition).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.di.sjɔ.nɛl/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

conditionnel (feminine singular conditionnelle, masculine plural conditionnels, feminine plural conditionnelles)

  1. conditional, depending on conditions

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Noun[edit]

conditionnel m (plural conditionnels)

  1. (linguistics, grammar) Conditional, the conditional mood or the conditional tense

Usage notes[edit]

French makes a distinction between conditionnel as a mood (as in the Si je le pouvais, je le ferais) and as a tense (as in Je lui avais promis que je le ferais), where it is required by tense harmony after a past main clause (it replaces the futur simple of the equivalent Je lui ai promis que je le ferai).

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

conditionnel m (plural conditionnels)

  1. (Jersey, grammar) conditional