Les verbes en -yer au conditionnel présent

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Les verbes en -yer au conditionnel présent

To conjugate verbs that end in -YER, such as payer (to pay), replace the ending, -YER with -IER and then add the endings -ais, -ais, ait,-ions, -iez, -aient. The same goes for ennuyer (to bore/irritate), nettoyer (to clean), etc.

essuyer en
J’essuierais
Tu essuierais
Il essuierait
Nous essuierions
Vous essuieriez
Ils essuieraient
payer en
Je paierais
Tu paierais
Il paierait
Nous paierions
Vous paieriez
Ils paieraient

Si tu voulais vraiment m’aider, tu essaierais de réparer mon ordinateur.
If you really wanted to help me, you would try repairing my computer.

You can also retain the -y for verbs that end in -AYER, such as payer (to pay), balayer (to sweep), essayer (to try), etc.
Je paierais ou Je payerais I would pay
Nous balaierions ou Nous balayerions We would sweep


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