Languages › French Simple Conjugations for the French Verb "Adorer" Share Flipboard Email Print Guido Mieth / Getty Images French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated January 27, 2019 The French verb adorer means exactly what it looks like: "to adore." It's a regular verb and that means that it follows a simple pattern when conjugating it to fit the subject and tense of your sentence. This is an easy French lesson and by the end, you'll know exactly how to conjugate adorer. Conjugating the French Verb Adorer In French, verbs are conjugated in order to match the tense and subject pronoun of the sentence. The pronouns are the I, you, he, she, we, and they that act as the subjects. These are the basic pronouns like j', tu, il, nous, vous, and ils that you learn in basic French lessons. Adorer is a regular -er verb and it follows a simple pattern for changing the ending as we conjugate it from tense and subject. Once you are familiar with the pattern, you can conjugate any number of similar verbs. The following chart explains how adorer is conjugated into the present, future, imperfect past, and present participle tenses. You will match the word with the subject your speaking about. For instance, to say, "I adore," you would simply say "j'adore" in French. It's actually quite easy when you put it to practice. Subject Present Future Imperfect j' adore adorerai adorais tu adores adoreras adorais il adore adorera adorait nous adorons adorerons adorions vous adorez adorerez adoriez ils adorent adoreront adoraient Adorer's Present Participle The present participle of adorer is adorant. The -ant ending is used in a similar manner to the -ing in English. In this form, adorant can be used as a verb. You may find it helpful as an adjective, gerund, or noun as well. Adorer in Past Tense Beyond the imperfect past tense, you can also use the common passé composé to express that you "adored" something. In order to do this, you will need to add the auxiliary verb, or "helping" verb, avoir in a conjugated form. Also, rather than changing the adorer verb to match the subject, you can simply use the past participle of adoré. For example, to say "I adored," you can simple say "j'ai adoré." Likewise, to say "we adored" in French, you will say "nous avons adoré." In these phrases, "ai" and "avons" are conjugates of the verb avoir. More Conjugations of Adorer Those are the easy conjugations and the ones that you will use most often in French. There are special circumstances when you will need to use another form of adorer. The subjunctive is a verb mood that expresses that an action is subjective or uncertain. The conditional verb mood tells you that the adoration only applies under certain conditions. You may never use the passé simple or imperfect subjunctive as these are used in formal writing. However, it's a good idea to be aware of how they are used. Subject Subjunctive Conditional Passé Simple Imperfect Subjunctive j' adore adorerais adorai adorasse tu adores adorerais adoras adorasses il adore adorerait adora adorât nous adorions adorerions adorâmes adorassions vous adoriez adoreriez adorâtes adorassiez ils adorent adoreraient adorèrent adorassent The imperative form of adorer is the last conjugation that you may use from time to time. This is also a verb mood and it allows you to refrain from using the subject pronoun. For instance, instead of saying "tu adore," you can simply say "adore." Imperative (tu) adore (nous) adorons (vous) adorez More Ways to Express Love and Adoration in French French is often called the language of love. While you are studying the conjugations of adorer, you might want to expand your vocabulary to include other French words for love. It's fun and a lesson that you're sure adorer. Learn to Conjugate the French Verb "Nettoyer" How Do You to Conjugate the French Verb "Rentrer" (to Return)? Learn How to Conjugate "Revoir" (to See Again) in French How to Conjugate the French Verb "Promener" (to Walk) Learn How to Conjugation "Plaire" (to Please) in French Learn How to Conjugate "Suggérer" (to Suggest) in French Learning to Conjugate the French "Aider" Can Be Very "Helpful" "Throw" the Conjugations of "Lancer" Into Your French Vocabulary How to "Missed" in French Using "Manquer" Learn How to Conjugate "Nager" (to Swim) in French Conjugating "Lever" (Lift, Raise) Learn How to Conjugate "Obéir" (to Obey) in French Does "Causer" Mean "to Cause" or "to Chat" in French? How Do You Conjugate "Visiter" (to Visit) in French? Learn to Conjugate "Répondre" (to Answer) in French You Can "Improve" Your French by Learning to Conjugate "Améliorer"