A Guide to Conjugating 'Balayer' (to Sweep)

Simple Conjugations for the French Verb 'Balayer'

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The French verb balayer means "to sweep." It's an optional stem-changing verb.

How to Conjugate the French Verb Balayer

In the present and subjunctive tenses, the y can change to an i (except for with nous and vous), but it's acceptable to keep the y. The i/y change is optional with all subject pronouns in the future and conditional tenses. These tables can help you learn how to conjugate balayer.

 PresentFutureImperfectPresent participle
jebalayebalaierai
balayerai
balayaisbalayant
tubalaies
balayes
balaieras
balayeras
balayais
ilbalaie
balaye
balaiera
balayera
balayait
nousbalayonsbalaierons
balayerons
balayions
vousbalayezbalaierez
balayerez
balayiez
ilsbalaient
balayent
balaieront
balayeront
balayaient
 
 SubjunctiveConditionalPassé simpleImperfect subjunctive
jebalaie
balaye
balaierais
balayerais
balayaibalayasse
tubalaies
balayes
balaierais
balayerais
balayasbalayasses
ilbalaie
balaye
balaierait
balayerait
balayabalayât
nousbalayionsbalaierions
balayerions
balayâmesbalayassions
vousbalayiezbalaieriez
balayeriez
balayâtesbalayassiez
ilsbalaient
balayent
balaieraient
balayeraient
balayèrentbalayassent
 
 Imperative
(tu)balaie / balaye
(nous)balayons
(vous)balayez

How to Use Balayer in the Past Tense

When using balayer in the past tense, you'll probably use the passé composé. Balayer uses the auxiliary verb avoir and its past participle is balayé

For example:

Il a balayé le sol après le diner. 
He swept the floor after dinner.