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On vous dit tout de la conjugaison de tell en anglais, mais pas seulement : découvrez aussi les différentes définitions de ce verbe, ses synonymes, expressions et phrasal verbs !

Tableaux de conjugaison de tell en anglais

Conjugaison du verbe tell à l’indicatif

Le verbe tell au present simple

  • I tell
  • You tell
  • He/she/it tells
  • We tell
  • You tell
  • They tell

Le verbe tell au present continuous

  • I am telling
  • You are telling
  • He/she/it is telling
  • We are telling
  • You are telling
  • They are telling

Le verbe tell au past simple

  • I told
  • You told
  • He/she/it told
  • We told
  • You told
  • They told

Le verbe tell au past continuous

  • I was telling
  • You were telling
  • He/she/it was telling
  • We were telling
  • You were telling
  • They were telling

Le verbe tell au present perfect

  • I have told
  • You have told
  • He/she/it has told
  • We have told
  • You have told
  • They have told

Le verbe tell au present perfect continuous

  • I have been telling
  • You have been telling
  • He/she/it has been telling
  • We have been telling
  • You have been telling
  • They have been telling

Le verbe tell au past perfect

  • I had told
  • You had told
  • He/she/it had told
  • We had told
  • You had told
  • They had told

Le verbe tell au past perfect continuous

  • I had been telling
  • You had been telling
  • He/she/it had been telling
  • We had been telling
  • You had been telling
  • They had been telling

Le verbe tell au future

  • I will tell
  • You will tell
  • He/she/it will tell
  • We will tell
  • You will tell
  • They will tell

Le verbe tell au future continuous

  • I will be telling
  • You will be telling
  • He/she/it will be telling
  • We will be telling
  • You will be telling
  • They will be telling

Le verbe tell au future perfect

  • I will have told
  • You will have told
  • He/she/it will have told
  • We will have told
  • You will have told
  • They will have told

Le verbe tell au future perfect continuous

  • I will have been telling
  • You will have been telling
  • He/she/it will have been telling
  • We will have been telling
  • You will have been telling
  • They will have been telling

Conjugaison du verbe tell au conditionnel

Le verbe tell au conditional present

  • I would tell
  • You would tell
  • He/she/it would tell
  • We would tell
  • You would tell
  • They would tell

Le verbe tell au conditional present continuous

  • I would be telling
  • You would be telling
  • He/she/it would be telling
  • We would be telling
  • You would be telling
  • They would be telling

Le verbe tell au conditional perfect

  • I would have told
  • You would have told
  • He/she/it would have told
  • We would have told
  • You would have told
  • They would have told

Le verbe tell au conditional perfect continuous

  • I would have been telling
  • You would have been telling
  • He/she/it would have been telling
  • We would have been telling
  • You would have been telling
  • They would have been telling

Les autres formes

L’infinitif de tell

  • to tell

Participe présent de tell

  • telling

Participe passé de tell

  • told

L’impératif de tell

  • tell
  • let’s tell

Note : to tell est un verbe irrégulier. Découvrez tous les autres verbes irréguliers.

Définition de tell en anglais

Que veut dire le verbe tell en anglais ?

Le Cambridge Dictionary donne plusieurs définitions du verbe tell.

Penchons-nous sur les principales :

1. To say something to someone, often giving them information or instructions

Can you tell me how to get to the library?
→ Pouvez-vous me dire comment me rendre à la bibliothèque ?

2. To know, recognize, or be certain

I could tell that you were unhappy.
→ J’étais sûr que tu étais malheureux.

3. If something tells you something, it gives you information

What does the survey tell us about the lives of teenagers?
→ Que nous apprend l’enquête sur la vie des adolescents ?

4. To have an effect

She’s been under a lot of stress recently and it’s starting to tell.
→ Elle a subi beaucoup de stress ces derniers temps et ça commence à se ressentir.

Pour accéder à l’intégralité de la page du Cambridge Dictionary, cliquez ici !

Les phrasal verbs avec tell en anglais

Rappel : les phrasal verbs (ou “verbes à particule”) sont des verbes qui, lorsqu’ils sont suivis d’un autre mot (la particule), voient leur sens initial complété ou modifié.

Voici les principaux phrasal verbs formés sur le verbe tell :

  • tell on somebody (anglais américain et familier) → faire de l’effet sur
  • tell on somebody (familier) → dénoncer/cafarder/cafter
  • tell somebody off (familier) → gronder/disputer/réprimander
  • tell something/somebody apart (familier) → différencier/distinguer

Les synonymes de tell en anglais

En fonction du contexte, vous pouvez remplacer le verbe to tell par l’un des verbes suivants :

  • advise → conseiller
  • communicate → communiquer
  • give → transmettre (un message)
  • inform → informer
  • notify → notifier
  • recount → raconter/narrer
  • relate → relater/raconter
  • report → rapporter/relater
  • update → tenir/mettre quelqu’un au courant

Expressions avec tell en anglais

  • kiss and tell (familier) → dévoiler des secrets d’alcôve/tout déballer
  • only time will tell → seul l’avenir le dira
  • show and tell (nom) → exposé/présentation orale (vocabulaire scolaire)
  • tell a joke → raconter une blague
  • tell a whopper (argot) → raconter un mensonge
  • tell it like it is (familier) → dire ce qu’il en est
  • tell right from wrong → distinguer le bien du mal
  • tell tales (familier) → raconter des histoires/mentir
  • tell that to the Marines! (interjection d’anglais américain) → mon œil !
  • tell-all (nom) → récit où l’on déballe tout/récit sans concession

À l’image de to teach, to see, to learn, to find et to do, to tell est aussi un verbe irrégulier. Vous devez donc particulièrement faire attention aux terminaisons du passé.

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