Languages › French A Step-By-Step Guide to Conjugating 'Arriver' (to Arrive) Simple Conjugations for the French Verb 'Arriver' Share Flipboard Email Print email@example.com / Getty Images French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated February 28, 2020 The French verb arriver means "to arrive" and is a regular -er verb. The conjugation pattern is easy to follow. How to Conjugate the French Verb Arriver To conjugate a regular -er verb, you remove the -er from the infinitive to get the stem (arriv-) and add the ending that matches the subject pronoun and the tense you want to use. Present Future Imperfect Present participle j' arrive arriverai arrivais arrivant tu arrives arriveras arrivais il arrive arrivera arrivait nous arrivons arriverons arrivions vous arrivez arriverez arriviez ils arrivent arriveront arrivaient Subjunctive Conditional Passé simple Imperfect subjunctive j' arrive arriverais arrivai arrivasse tu arrives arriverais arrivas arrivasses il arrive arriverait arriva arrivât nous arrivions arriverions arrivâmes arrivassions vous arriviez arriveriez arrivâtes arrivassiez ils arrivent arriveraient arrivèrent arrivassent Imperative (tu) arrive (nous) arrivons (vous) arrivez How to Use Arriver in the Past Tense While the passé composé is a compound tense, it's important to go over, as it's the typical way to use the past tense. To form it, you have to know which auxiliary verb to use and a verb's past participle. For arriver, the auxiliary verb is être and the past participle is arrivé. For example: Vous êtes arrivé trop tard.You arrived too late. Il est arrivé avec sa soeur.He arrived with his sister. A Guide to Conjugating 'Apprécier' (to Appreciate) A Guide to Conjugating the French Verb 'Couper' (to Cut) A Guide to Conjugating the French Verb 'Chanter' (to Sing) A Guide to Conjugating 'Apporter' (to Bring) Conjugations for the French Verb 'Assister' How to Conjugate 'Commander' (to Order) How to Conjugate 'Continuer' (to Continue) How to Conjugate 'Remarquer' (to Notice; to Remark) How to Conjugate 'Raser' (to Shave) Learn How to Conjugate "Rentrer" (to Return) in French How to Conjugate 'Chercher' (to Look For) How to Conjugate 'Coûter' (to Cost) How to Conjugate 'Changer' (to Change) How to Conjugate 'Brosser' (to Brush) Conjugating "Arrêter" (to Stop; to Arrest) How to Conjugate the French Verb "Nettoyer"