In this French grammar lesson we will learn about retourner conjugation in the passe composé.
Retourner means “to return/to go back” and is a regular -er verb.
In this lesson you will learn about:
- how retourner is conjugated in French,
- how retourner is pronounced in French,
- how retourner is used in sentences in French,
- how retourner conjugation Anki files can be downloaded.
Please refer to the French A2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar if you are curious about how retourner fits in French A2 grammar.
By the end of the lesson you will know all about retourner conjugation in the passé composé.
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Retourner Conjugation in the Passé Composé
|tu||es||retourné – e|
|il/elle/on||est||retourné – e|
|nous||sommes||retourné – e – s|
|vous||êtes||retourné – e – s|
|ils/elles||sont||retourné – e – s|
Pronunciation of Retourner Conjugations
In this section on retourner conjugation in the passé composé we will focus on pronunciation.
There is 1 important rule to take into account when we want to pronounce a retourner conjugation in the passé composé.
- The particip passé is pronounced in the same way for all the verbs, whether they be singular or plural, or masculine or feminine. Thus, you don’t pronounce the second e and the s in the particip passé. The last letter that you will hear is the é.
Je suis retourné
Je suis retournée
Nous sommes retournés
Nous sommes retournées
As you can see the particip passé has the same pronunciation for the singular and the plural options.
Example Sentences with Retourner Conjugation in the Passé Composé
The final section of this lesson on retourner conjugation in the passé composé is about seeing retourner in action.
This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of retourner conjugation in the passé composé through examples.
Je suis retourné au travail.
I went back to work.
Que faisait to mère quand tu es retourné à la maison ?
What was your mother doing when you returned home?
Elle est retournée au Japon.
She returned to Japan.
Nous sommes retournés à Nice le 2 avril.
We returned to Nice on April 2.
Quand êtes-vous retourné ?
When did you return?
“Elles sont retournées chez elles.
They went back home.
Anki File for Retourner Conjugation in the Passé Composé
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