How to Conjugate 'Raser' (to Shave)

Simple Conjugations for the French Verb 'Raser'

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The French verb raser means "to shave," but it specifically refers to shaving someone else. To say you're shaving yourself, you'd use the reflexive se raser.

How to Conjugate Raser

Raser is a regular -er verb, which makes learning to conjugate it very simple. Remove the infinitive ending from the verb to determine the stem, which in this case is ras-. You complete the conjugation by adding the ending appropriate of the subject pronoun and the tense in use.

See the tables below for simple conjugations of raser.

 PresentFutureImperfectPresent participle

je

rase

raserai

rasais

rasant

turasesraserasrasais 

il

raseraserarasait 
nousrasonsraseronsrasions 
vousrasezraserezrasiez 

ils

rasentraserontrasaient 

 

 SubjunctiveConditionalPassé simpleImperfect subjunctive

je

raseraseraisrasairasasse

tu

rases

raserais

rasasrasasses

il

raseraseraitrasarasât
nousrasionsraserionsrasâmesrasassions
vousrasiezraseriezrasâtesrasassiez
ilsrasentraseraientrasèrentrasassent

 

Imperative 

(tu)

rase

(nous) 

rasons

(vous)

rasez

 

How to Use Raser in the Past Tense

The most common way to use a verb in the past tense is to use the passé composé. This compound tense requires an auxiliary verb and a past participle to form the conjugation. Raser requires the auxiliary verb avoir and the past participle rasé. However, when using the reflexive se raser, the auxiliary verb is être (all reflexive verbs use être when forming the passé composé).

For example:

L'infirmière lui a rasé.
The nurse shaved him.

Il s'est rasé avant le diner.
He shaved before dinner.