Tenir conjugation

Conjugate tenir - keep

Present tense

French FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Je
je tiens I keep
Tu
tu tiens you keep
Il/elle/on
il/elle/on tient he/she/it keeps
Nous
nous tenons we keep
Vous
vous tenez you all keep
Ils/elles
ils/elles tiennent they keep

Present perfect tense

French FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Je
j’ai tenu I kept
Tu
tu as tenu you kept
Il/elle/on
il/elle/on a tenu he/she/it kept
Nous
nous avons tenu we kept
Vous
vous avez tenu you all kept
Ils/elles
ils/elles ont tenu they kept

Past imperfect tense

French FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Je
je tenais I was keeping
Tu
tu tenais you were keeping
Il/elle/on
il/elle/on tenait he/she/it was keeping
Nous
nous tenions we were keeping
Vous
vous teniez you all were keeping
Ils/elles
ils/elles tenaient they were keeping

Past perfect tense

French FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Je
j’avais tenu I had kept
Tu
tu avais tenu you had kept
Il/elle/on
il/elle/on avait tenu he/she/it had kept
Nous
nous avions tenu we had kept
Vous
vous aviez tenu you all had kept
Ils/elles
ils/elles avaient tenu they had kept

Past preterite tense

French FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Je
je tins I kept
Tu
tu tins you kept
Il/elle/on
il/elle/on tint he/she/it kept
Nous
nous tînmes we kept
Vous
vous tîntes you all kept
Ils/elles
ils/elles tinrent they kept

Past anterior tense

French FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Je
j’eus tenu I had kept
Tu
tu eus tenu you had kept
Il/elle/on
il/elle/on eut tenu he/she/it had kept
Nous
nous eûmes tenu we had kept
Vous
vous eûtes tenu you all had kept
Ils/elles
ils/elles eurent tenu they had kept

Future tense

French FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Je
je tiendrai I will keep
Tu
tu tiendras you will keep
Il/elle/on
il/elle/on tiendra he/she/it will keep
Nous
nous tiendrons we will keep
Vous
vous tiendrez you all will keep
Ils/elles
ils/elles tiendront they will keep

Future perfect tense

French FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Je
j’aurai tenu I will have kept
Tu
tu auras tenu you will have kept
Il/elle/on
il/elle/on aura tenu he/she/it will have kept
Nous
nous aurons tenu we will have kept
Vous
vous aurez tenu you all will have kept
Ils/elles
ils/elles auront tenu they will have kept

Present subjunctive tense

French FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Je
que je tienne that I keep
Tu
que tu tiennes that you keep
Il/elle/on
qu’il/elle/on tienne that he/she/it keep
Nous
que nous tenions that we keep
Vous
que vous teniez that you all keep
Ils/elles
qu’ils/elles tiennent that they keep

Present perfect subjunctive tense

French FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Je
que j’aie tenu that I have kept
Tu
que tu aies tenu that you have kept
Il/elle/on
qu’il/elle/on ait tenu that he/she/it have kept
Nous
que nous ayons tenu that we have kept
Vous
que vous ayez tenu that you all have kept
Ils/elles
qu’ils/elles aient tenu that they have kept

Imperfect subjunctive tense

French FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Je
que je tinsse that I would keep
Tu
que tu tinsses that you would keep
Il/elle/on
qu’il/elle/on tînt that he/she/it would keep
Nous
que nous tinssions that we would keep
Vous
que vous tinssiez that you all would keep
Ils/elles
qu’ils/elles tinssent that they would keep

Past perfect subjunctive tense

French FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Je
que j’eusse tenu that I had kept
Tu
que tu eusses tenu that you had kept
Il/elle/on
qu’il/elle/on eût tenu that he/she/it had kept
Nous
que nous eussions tenu that we had kept
Vous
que vous eussiez tenu that you all had kept
Ils/elles
qu’ils/elles eussent tenu that they had kept

Conditional mood

French FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Je
je tiendrais I would keep
Tu
tu tiendrais you would keep
Il/elle/on
il/elle/on tiendrait he/she/it would keep
Nous
nous tiendrions we would keep
Vous
vous tiendriez you all would keep
Ils/elles
ils/elles tiendraient they would keep

Conditional perfect tense

French FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Je
j’aurais tenu I would have kept
Tu
tu aurais tenu you would have kept
Il/elle/on
il/elle/on aurait tenu he/she/it would have kept
Nous
nous aurions tenu we would have kept
Vous
vous auriez tenu you all would have kept
Ils/elles
ils/elles auraient tenu they would have kept

Imperative mood

French FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Tu
tiens keep!
Nous
tenons let's keep!
Vous
tenez keep!

Past perfect imperative mood

French FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Tu
aie tenu have kept
Nous
ayons tenu let's have kept
Vous
ayez tenu have kept

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Usage information for tenir

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Examples of tenir

Example in FrenchTranslation in EnglishFm.
" de potence de pendus, pour tenir l'Abomination""from a hangman's gallows to keep the Abomination
"1er janvier. J'ai décidé de tenir le journal de mes pensées et actes.January 1st: "I have decided to keep a journal of my thoughts and deeds over the coming year,
"Avec une cheminée pour nous tenir chaud.""With a fireplace to keep us warm."
"Cher Sénateur Dawes, croyant en votre sincérité lorsque vous m'avez demandé de vous tenir informé, encore une fois, je vous écris afin de solliciter votre aide."My dear Senator Dawes, as l believed you sincere in asking me to keep you informed, l write you again in an appeal for your assistance.
"Elle était déterminée à nous tenir à bout de bras,"She was determined to keep us at arm's length,
"Bien que religieux et théologien, "dans son écrit, 'Cinquième Empire du Monde', "l'accusé a tenu pour avérées des prophétiesAs a priest and theologian, in his writing, "The World's Fifth Empire", the accused maintains as fact the prophecies that a certain man would be resurrected before the Resurrection of Life.
"Ce film conte l'unique voyage du paquebot de luxe Titanic ... dont le sort a tenu le monde en haleine pendant des mois."This film depicts the sole voyage of the luxury liner Titanic... whose fate was to hold the world in suspense for months.
"Elle a tenu tête à tout le monde."Ah, amusing the way she stood up to everybody.
"Elle m'a déchiqueté la chair, a tenu ma tête entre ses mains et m'a mangé les yeux.""She tears at my flesh, then holds my head in her hands and eats out my eyes."
"Finalement, on a tenu."" We made it!"
"D'accord, peut-être." "Mais au cas où, tiens un journal, "écris tout ce qui se passe là-bas."But in case you're wrong, just keep a journal, write down everything that goes on over there.
"Dieu te bénisse et prenne soin de toi et des tiens.God bless and keep you and yours.
"Je les tiens soigneusement, " pensa-t-il."I keep them with precision," he thought.
"Pendant un mois, je t'aimerai, Seo I Su," et cette promesse, tiens-les, s'il te plaît."For one month, I'll be loving you, Seo I Su," this promise, please keep them.
"Que l'on m'accorde de l'estime si je tiens mes promesses."Please consider me if I keep my promises.
"Et tenez-moi au courant de tout ce qui vous arrive.""And keep me fully informed."
"Mais si vous tenez à me faire plaisir, "donnez-moi le médaillon avec le portrait de votre fille. "Je sais que vous le portez toujours sur vous."But if you wish to make me glad, then please bestow upon me the medallion with your daughter"s image as a keepsake, which I know you always wear.
"Retournez dans le mouvement, tenez-nous informés. ""Stay in the movement, keep us informed."
"Si vous cherchez un suspect, tenez-le à l'œil, inspecteur."Yes. If you want a suspect, I suggest you keep an eye on him, Lieutenant. Must go now.
'Arrosez, taillez, nourissez votre petit coin, 'tenez les mauvaises herbes à distance.'Water, prune, feed your little patch, 'keep the weeds at bay.
- Exact. Personne n'a jamais eu de problème en tenant sa langue.Besides, I don't know anyone who's gotten into trouble for keeping their mouth shut.
- Je l'emmène avec moi en le tenant à un mètre de distance.- I take him with me on my rounds, keeping a distance of 1 m.
- Ne vous inquiétez pas. Ca sera juste un ami tenant compagnie à une autre amie.It's just gonna be one friend keeping another friend company.
Avec Simon, vous avez alors suivi de nombreuses pistes tout en me tenant au courant, en passant les infos à un de mes agents.During your time with Simon, you pursued a variety of leads, all the while keeping me informed by passing on the intel to one of our operatives.
Avec moi tenant le registre de ses faits et gestes les plus inavouables.With me on the inside keeping a travel log of all the dark and dirty places he visits.
"Directeur adjoint du contre-terrorisme [CIA]" Elle ne vous a pas tenu au courant, n'est-ce pas?She keptyou out ofthe loop too, didn't she?
"Mais aucun Dieu n'a tenu la main, les bénissant de nuage sur leur tête."'But no God kept the hand of blessings of the cloud on their head.'
"Niklaus a tenu parole."Niklaus kept his word.
"Vous, qui avez tenu vos promesses. Et nous, les nôtres."You at home has kept faith us, We've kept taith with you."
- Arbitan a tenu parole alors.- Arbitan kept his promise then.

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