How to Conjugate "Annoncer" (to Announce)

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The French verb annoncer should look very familiar because it means "to announce." When conjugating it for use in the present, past, or future tenses, there is a slight spelling change that you need to know about. A quick French lesson will show you how to handle that with ease.

Conjugating the French Verb Annoncer

Annoncer is a spelling change verb. In this case, it is a minor change in the letter 'C' as is common in many verbs that end in -cer.

As you study the conjugations, you will notice that some forms use the cedilla 'ç' rather than the normal 'c.' This is to ensure that you pronounce it as a soft 'C' sound even when it appears before the vowels 'A' and 'O.'

Beyond that minor change, the verb conjugations for annoncer follow the standard -er patterns. This chart demonstrates how the verb endings change depending on the subject pronoun and the tense used. For instance, "I announce" is "j'annonce" and "we will announce" is "nous annoncerons."

Subject Present Future Imperfect
j' annonce annoncerai annonçais
tu annonces annonceras annonçais
il annonce annoncera annonçait
nous annonçons annoncerons annoncions
vous annoncez annoncerez annonciez
ils annoncent annonceront annonçaient

What Is the Present Participle of Annoncer?

The present participle of annoncer is annonçant. The simple ending change from an -er to an -ant is the difference. Again, though, notice that the cedilla appears with the vowel change. This tells you the ending is pronounced [sant] rather than [cant].

What is the Past Participle of Annoncer?

The past participle of annoncer is annoncé. This is used to form the common past tense of the verb, which is known as the passé composé. You will also need to conjugate the auxiliary verb avoir in order to complete this conjugation.

For example, "I announced" is "j'ai annoncé." The past participle does not change with the subject, so "we announced" is simply "nous avons annoncé."

More Conjugations of Annoncer

You may find the need to use a few other simple conjugations of annoncer at times. The subjunctive and conditional are more common and imply a level of uncertainty to the action of announcing. The passé simple and imperfect subjunctive are primarily reserved for formal writing.

While you might not need to memorize all of these forms at first, it is important to be aware of them. Most French students should concentrate on the present, future, and passé composé forms of annoncer.

Subject Subjunctive Conditional Passé Simple Imperfect Subjunctive
j' annonce annoncerais annonçai annonçasse
tu annonces annoncerais annonças annonçasses
il annonce annoncerait annonça annonçât
nous annoncions annoncerions annonçâmes annonçassions
vous annonciez annonceriez annonçâtes annonçassiez
ils annoncent annonceraient annoncèrent annonçassent

The imperative form of annoncer may be useful if you're using it as an assertive and short command or request. When doing so, there's no need to include the subject pronoun: use "annonce" rather than "tu annonce."

(tu) annonce
(nous) annonçons
(vous) annoncez
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