Retenir (to keep) conjugation

French
22 examples

Conjugation of eiti

Je
Tu
Il/elle/on
Nous
Vous
Ils/elles
Present tense
je retiens
I keep
tu retiens
you keep
il/elle/on retient
he/she/it keeps
nous retenons
we keep
vous retenez
you all keep
ils/elles retiennent
they keep
Present perfect tense
j’ai retenu
I kept
tu as retenu
you kept
il/elle/on a retenu
he/she/it kept
nous avons retenu
we kept
vous avez retenu
you all kept
ils/elles ont retenu
they kept
Past imperfect tense
je retenais
I was keeping
tu retenais
you were keeping
il/elle/on retenait
he/she/it was keeping
nous retenions
we were keeping
vous reteniez
you all were keeping
ils/elles retenaient
they were keeping
Future tense
je retiendrai
I will keep
tu retiendras
you will keep
il/elle/on retiendra
he/she/it will keep
nous retiendrons
we will keep
vous retiendrez
you all will keep
ils/elles retiendront
they will keep
Je
Tu
Il/elle/on
Nous
Vous
Ils/elles
Past perfect tense
j’avais retenu
I had kept
tu avais retenu
you had kept
il/elle/on avait retenu
he/she/it had kept
nous avions retenu
we had kept
vous aviez retenu
you all had kept
ils/elles avaient retenu
they had kept
Past preterite tense
je retins
I kept
tu retins
you kept
il/elle/on retint
he/she/it kept
nous retînmes
we kept
vous retîntes
you all kept
ils/elles retinrent
they kept
Past anterior tense
j’eus retenu
I had kept
tu eus retenu
you had kept
il/elle/on eut retenu
he/she/it had kept
nous eûmes retenu
we had kept
vous eûtes retenu
you all had kept
ils/elles eurent retenu
they had kept
Future perfect tense
j’aurai retenu
I will have kept
tu auras retenu
you will have kept
il/elle/on aura retenu
he/she/it will have kept
nous aurons retenu
we will have kept
vous aurez retenu
you all will have kept
ils/elles auront retenu
they will have kept
Je
Tu
Il/elle/on
Nous
Vous
Ils/elles
Present subjunctive tense
que je retienne
that I keep
que tu retiennes
that you keep
qu’il/elle/on retienne
that he/she/it keep
que nous retenions
that we keep
que vous reteniez
that you all keep
qu’ils/elles retiennent
that they keep
Present perfect subjunctive tense
que j’aie retenu
that I have kept
que tu aies retenu
that you have kept
qu’il/elle/on ait retenu
that he/she/it have kept
que nous ayons retenu
that we have kept
que vous ayez retenu
that you all have kept
qu’ils/elles aient retenu
that they have kept
Imperfect subjunctive tense
que je retinsse
that I would keep
que tu retinsses
that you would keep
qu’il/elle/on retînt
that he/she/it would keep
que nous retinssions
that we would keep
que vous retinssiez
that you all would keep
qu’ils/elles retinssent
that they would keep
Past perfect subjunctive tense
que j’eusse retenu
that I had kept
que tu eusses retenu
that you had kept
qu’il/elle/on eût retenu
that he/she/it had kept
que nous eussions retenu
that we had kept
que vous eussiez retenu
that you all had kept
qu’ils/elles eussent retenu
that they had kept
Je
Tu
Il/elle/on
Nous
Vous
Ils/elles
Conditional mood
je retiendrais
I would keep
tu retiendrais
you would keep
il/elle/on retiendrait
he/she/it would keep
nous retiendrions
we would keep
vous retiendriez
you all would keep
ils/elles retiendraient
they would keep
Conditional perfect tense
j’aurais retenu
I would have kept
tu aurais retenu
you would have kept
il/elle/on aurait retenu
he/she/it would have kept
nous aurions retenu
we would have kept
vous auriez retenu
you all would have kept
ils/elles auraient retenu
they would have kept
Imperative mood
-
retiens
keep!
-
retenons
let's keep!
retenez
keep!
-
Past perfect imperative mood
-
aie retenu
have kept
-
ayons retenu
let's have kept
ayez retenu
have kept
-

Examples of retenir

Example in FrenchTranslation in English
"Garde" Vous ne pouvez pas les retenir prisonniers comme ça!They are now in my custody. Custody? You can't expect to keep them prisoner and get away with it?
- Bien, je ne vais pas vous retenir.- All right, I won't keep you.
- C'est pour retenir tes cheveux.- It keeps your hair back.
- Ce n'était pas une faveur. Vous êtes la plus capable, mais sans résultats, je ne sais pas combien de temps je vais les retenir.No one's more capable than you, but without results, I don't know how long I can keep the wolves at bay.
- Elle les en empêche. La créature peut mordre plusieurs victimes causant une peur intense, peut-être de l'agoraphobie... n'importe quoi qui puisse les retenir.The creature may bite multiple victims causing intense fear, maybe agoraphobia whatever it takes to keep them contained.
- 92 B13, tu retiens les numéros.- 92 B13, keep the number.
- Alors, retiens-le.We can't keep him prisoner.
- Est-ce que je vous retiens?- Am I keeping you from something? - [ Chuckles ] No.
- Je ne retiens personne.- I wouldn't keep anyone who wants to.
- Je ne te retiens pas.- Don't let me keep you from it.
"Si vous me retenez ici, des gens vont mourir."Ghost: "If you keep me here people are gonna die."
- Et ne retenez pas Henry trop tard. - Au revoir.Don't keep Henri up too late.
- Ne retenez pas l'information, elle fait la force de notre pays!- You can't stop the information because it keeps the country strong!
- Plus vous nous retenez...- The longer you keep us... Shut up.
- Pourquoi me retenez-vous prisonnier ?- Why are you keeping me prisoner?
Bien joué avec McAdoo en le retenant ici.Hey, good work with McAdoo, you know, keeping him here.
Tu veux faire mal à cette compagnie en retenant le pétrole juste pour prouver à quelque point tu es droit, vas-y.You want to hurt this company by keeping that oil off just to prove how righteous you are, go ahead.
- Désolé, le vieux m'a retenu.- I'm sorry I'm late, the old man kept me.
- Je t'ai retenu assez longtemps.- I've kept you here long enough.
- Qu'est ce qui l'a retenu ?- Hey,what kept him? - Business.
- Qu'est-ce qui t'a retenu ?- What kept you?
- Qu'est-ce qui t'a retenu si longtemps ?- What kept you so long?

More French verbs

Other French verbs with the meaning similar to 'keep':

None found.
Learning French?