Learn How to Conjugate 'Assister' (to Assist) With These Easy Steps

Simple Conjugations for the French Verb 'Assister'

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The French verb assister means "to assist." If you add à after it, it means "to attend."

For example:

J'assiste ma soeur avec ses devoirs.
I assist my sister with her homework.

J'assister à la cinéma après le travail.
I attend the cinema after work. 

How to Conjugate the French Verb Assister

Assister is a regular -er verb. You determine the stem by removing the -er from the infinitive (assist-) and adding the endings typical of -er verbs and the tense you want to use.

This chart tells you how to conjugate assister in the simple tenses.

 PresentFutureImperfectPresent participle
j'assisteassisteraiassistaisassistant
tuassistesassisterasassistais
ilassisteassisteraassistait
nousassistonsassisteronsassistions
vousassistezassisterezassistiez
ilsassistentassisterontassistaient
 
 SubjunctiveConditionalPassé simpleImperfect subjunctive
j'assisteassisteraisassistaiassistasse
tuassistesassisteraisassistasassistasses
ilassisteassisteraitassistaassistât
nousassistionsassisterionsassistâmesassistassions
vousassistiezassisteriezassistâtesassistassiez
ilsassistentassisteraientassistèrentassistassent
 
 Imperative
(tu)assiste
(nous)assistons
(vous)assistez

 

How to Use Assister in the Past Tense

To put assister in the passé composé (a compound tense and the typical way of forming the past tense), you use the auxiliary verb avoir and the past participle assisté.  

For example:

J'ai assisté ma soeur avec ses devoirs.


I assisted my sister with her homework.

J'ai assisté à la cinéma après le travail.
I attended the cinema after work.

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