How to Conjugate 'Changer' (to Change)

Simple Conjugations for the French Verb Changer

The French verb changer means "to change." You conjugate it much like you would a regular -er verb, but changer is a spelling change verb, so there are some rules you need to know.

How to Conjugate the French Verb Changer

Like it is wth regular -er verbs, the stem of changer is the infinitive without the -er (chang-). But when conjugating a verb that ends in -ger, you must add an e between the stem and endings that start with a hard vowel sound of an a or an o. For example, instead of nous changons, as a regular -er verb would be conjugated, you must add the e: changeons. This chart will show you how to conjugate changer.

Present Future Imperfect Present participle
je change changerai changeais changeant
tu changes changeras changeais
il change changera changeait
nous changeons changerons changions
vous changez changerez changiez
ils changent changeront changeaient
Subjunctive Conditional Passé simple Imperfect subjunctive
je change changerais changeai changeasse
tu changes changerais changeas changeasses
il change changerait changea changeât
nous changions changerions changeâmes changeassions
vous changiez changeriez changeâtes changeassiez
ils changent changeraient changèrent changeassent
(tu) change
(nous) changeons
(vous) changez

How to Use Changer in the Past Tense

To say you or someone changed something, you'd most likely use the passé composé. The auxiliary verb for changer is avoir. The past participle is changé.

For example:

J'ai changé les serviettes dans la salle de bains.
I changed the towels in the bathroom.

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