Languages › French Conjugate French Verb "Ajouter" Share Flipboard Email Print French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated February 03, 2019 Add the French verb ajouter to your vocabulary list. Meaning "to add," ajouter is a very useful word, and students will be happy to know that it is a relatively easy verb conjugation. Conjugating the French Verb Ajouter Ajouter is a regular -er verb. It follows the same verb conjugation pattern as similar words such as amuser (to amuse) and admirer (to admire). That means that once you learn one, the others are even easier. Conjugating French verbs is necessary because it ensures that our sentences make sense. Just as we add an -ed or -ing ending to English verbs to change from the past to present tense, the endings of French verbs change as well. In French, we must also take into account the subject pronoun. When you are speaking about j' (I), you will use a different form of ajouter than when speaking about nous (we). Using this chart, you can quickly find the appropriate conjugation for ajouter. For example, "I add" is "j'ajoute" and "we will add" is "nous ajouterons." Subject Present Future Imperfect j' ajoute ajouterai ajoutais tu ajoutes ajouteras ajoutais il ajoute ajoutera ajoutait nous ajoutons ajouterons ajoutions vous ajoutez ajouterez ajoutiez ils ajoutent ajouteront ajoutaient Ajouter's Present Participle Changing ajouter to the present participle is easy as well. Simply replace the -er ending with -ant, and you have ajoutant. This can be used as a verb, though it also works as an adjective, gerund, or noun. Ajouter in the Passé Composé A common French form of the past tense is passé composé. This requires an auxiliary verb, which in this case is avoir and it needs to be conjugated. The other requirement is the past participle, and for ajouter, this is ajouté. With those two elements, you can complete the passé composé. To say "I added," it would be "j'ai ajouté." Likewise, "we added" is "nous avons ajouté." More Conjugations for Ajouter French students will want to concentrate on the present, future, and passé composé forms of ajouter. There may be some circumstances, however, when you will need one of the following conjugations. You will use the subjunctive and the conditional when the action of adding has some ambiguity. The passé simple and imperfect subjunctive are primarily used for formal writing in French. Subject Subjunctive Conditional Passé Simple Imperfect Subjunctive j' ajoute ajouterais ajoutai ajoutasse tu ajoutes ajouterais ajoutas ajoutasses il ajoute ajouterait ajouta ajoutât nous ajoutions ajouterions ajoutâmes ajoutassions vous ajoutiez ajouteriez ajoutâtes ajoutassiez ils ajoutent ajouteraient ajoutèrent ajoutassent As you learn more conversational French, you might also find a need to use ajouter in the imperative form. When doing this, you do not have to use the subject pronoun: rather than "tu ajoute," you can use "ajoute." Imperative (tu) ajoute (nous) ajoutons (vous) ajoutez Cite this Article Format mla apa chicago Your Citation ThoughtCo. "Conjugate French Verb "Ajouter"." ThoughtCo, Jan. 29, 2020, thoughtco.com/ajouter-to-add-1369789. ThoughtCo. (2020, January 29). Conjugate French Verb "Ajouter". Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/ajouter-to-add-1369789 ThoughtCo. "Conjugate French Verb "Ajouter"." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/ajouter-to-add-1369789 (accessed April 12, 2021). copy citation How to Conjugate the Verb "Amuser" (to Amuse) How to Conjugate "Cesser" (to Stop, Cease) in French How to Conjugate "Chauffer" (to Heat) in French How to Conjugate "Embrasser" (to Embrace, to Kiss) How to Conjugate "Convenir" Learn How to Conjugate the Verb "Penser" (to Think) How to Conjugate the Verb "Bavarder" (to Chat) How to Conjugate "Conquérir" (to Conquer) Conjugating the French Verb "Causer" How to Conjugate "Lever" in French Learn How "Déménager" Can Help You "Move House" in French How to Conjugate the French Word "Disparaître" How to Conjugate "Blanchir" (to Bleach) Simple Conjugations for the French Verb "Adorer" How to Conjugate "Appuyer" (to Support or to Lean On) How to Conjugate "Espérer"