Languages › French How to Conjugate 'Brosser' (to Brush) Simple Conjugations for the French Verb 'Brosser' Share Flipboard Email Print French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Team Updated on January 31, 2019 The French verb brosser means "to brush." To say "I brush my teeth" or "She is brushing her hair," you would use the reflexive se brosser. (Je me brosse les dents and Elle se brosse les cheveux.) Brosser is a regular -er verb. How to Conjugate the French Verb Brosser Like any regular -er verb, you start conjugating brosser by determining the stem. The stem is bross- (the infinitive minus -er), and you complete the conjugation by adding the ending that matches the subject pronoun and tense you're using. These charts will guide you to choosing the proper ending. Present Future Imperfect Present participle je brosse brosserai brossais brossant tu brosses brosseras brossais il brosse brossera brossait nous brossons brosserons brossions vous brossez brosserez brossiez ils brossent brosseront brossaient Subjunctive Conditional Passé simple Imperfect subjunctive je brosse brosserais brossai brossasse tu brosses brosserais brossas brossasses il brosse brosserait brossa brossât nous brossions brosserions brossâmes brossassions vous brossiez brosseriez brossâtes brossassiez ils brossent brosseraient brossèrent brossassent Imperative (tu) brosse (nous) brossons (vous) brossez How to Use Brosser in the Past Tense To say you brushed something, you'll most likely use the passé composé. Brosser uses the auxiliary verb avoir and its past participle is brossé. However, whenever you're constructing the passé composé with a reflexive verb, the auxiliary verb is être. For example: Je me suis brossé les dents.I brushed my teeth. Il a brossé le chat.He brushed the cat. Featured Video Cite this Article Format mla apa chicago Your Citation Team, ThoughtCo. "How to Conjugate 'Brosser' (to Brush)." ThoughtCo, Dec. 6, 2021, thoughtco.com/brosser-to-brush-1369905. Team, ThoughtCo. (2021, December 6). How to Conjugate 'Brosser' (to Brush). Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/brosser-to-brush-1369905 Team, ThoughtCo. "How to Conjugate 'Brosser' (to Brush)." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/brosser-to-brush-1369905 (accessed January 28, 2022). copy citation How to Conjugate 'Raser' (to Shave) A Guide to Conjugating the French Verb 'Couper' (to Cut) A Guide to Conjugating 'Apprécier' (to Appreciate) How to Conjugate 'Chercher' (to Look For) How to Conjugate 'Commander' (to Order) How to Conjugate 'Coûter' (to Cost) A Guide to Conjugating 'Apporter' (to Bring) How to Conjugate 'Remercier' (to Thank) How to Conjugate 'Changer' (to Change) A Guide to Conjugating the French Verb 'Chanter' (to Sing) A Step-By-Step Guide to Conjugating 'Arriver' (to Arrive) How to Conjugate "Mener" (to Lead) How to Conjugate "Utiliser" (to Use) in French Conjugations for the French Verb 'Assister' Simple Conjugations of "Partager" (to Share) How to Conjugate the French Verb "Nettoyer"