Languages › French How to Conjugate 'Applaudir' (to Applaud, Clap) Share Flipboard Email Print Peopleimages / Getty Images French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated January 30, 2019 The French word applaudir means to applaud or to clap. Applaudir is a regular verb, meaning it's one of those words that's relatively easy to conjugate. How to Conjugate the French Verb Applaudir To conjugate a regular verb, start with the stem and add the ending appropriate of the type of verb you're conjugating and the subject pronoun you're using—the person or thing doing the action. Applaudir is a regular -ir verb, so the stem is applaud- and the endings are those of regular infinitives ending in -ir. This chart will help you figure out how conjugate applaudir. Present Future Imperfect j' applaudis applaudirai applaudissais tu applaudis applaudiras applaudissais il applaudit applaudira applaudissait nous applaudissons applaudirons applaudissions vous applaudissez applaudirez applaudissiez ils applaudissent applaudiront applaudissaient The present participle of applaudir is applaudissant. The present participle is less common in French than its English equivalent -ing. You may use the present participle as an adjective, gerund, noun or verb. Example Applaudissant, nous avons commencé departer le théâtre. (Applauding, we began to leave the theater.) Other Simple Conjugations of Applaudir Subjunctive Conditional Passé simple Imperfect subjunctive j' applaudisse applaudirais applaudis applaudisse tu applaudisses applaudirais applaudis applaudisses il applaudisse applaudirait applaudit applaudît nous applaudissions applaudirions applaudîmes applaudissions vous applaudissiez applaudiriez applaudîtes applaudissiez ils applaudissent applaudiraient applaudirent applaudissent Imperative tu applaudis nous applaudissons vous applaudissez How to Form the Past Tense of Applaudir You can use the imperfect tense to talk about something in the past (j'applaudissais / I was clapping) but you're more likely to use the passé composé, which is a compound tense. Applaudir uses the auxiliary verb avoir, and the past participle is applaudi. Example J'ai applaudi. (I applauded.) Nous avons applaudi. (We applauded.) Learn How to Conjugate "Prêter" (to Loan) in French How to Conjugate the Verb "Jouir" (to Enjoy) in French Learn How to Conjugate "Remplir" (to Fill) in French How to Conjugate Chérir in French How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Commencer' (to Begin, Commence) Learn How to Conjugate "Obéir" (to Obey) in French Learn How to Say "She Is Blushing" in French Using "Rougir" Learn How to Say "Mowed" and "Mowing" in French Learn to Conjugate the French Verb "Tuer" (to Kill) How Do You Conjugate "Visiter" (to Visit) in French? Learn to Conjugate "Répondre" (to Answer) in French Conjugate 'to Decide' Correctly in French to Be Fluent When You Want "to Support" in French Use "Appuyer" The Conjugations of "Pluerer" (to Cry) in French How to "Missed" in French Using "Manquer" Learn How to Say "Protected" in French Using "Protéger"