Languages › French How to Conjugate 'Changer' (to Change) Simple Conjugations for the French Verb Changer Share Flipboard Email Print French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated February 21, 2020 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 Imperative (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. How to Conjugate the French Verb Étudier ('to Study) How Do You Conjugate the French Verb 'Apporter' (to Bring)? How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Commencer' (to Begin, Commence) How to Conjugate the Regular French Verb 'Acheter' ('To Buy') Learn How to Conjugate French Stem-Changing Verbs Examples How Do You Conjugate the French Verb 'Continuer' (to Continue)? Learn How to Conjugate "Prêter" (to Loan) in French When You Want "to Support" in French Use "Appuyer" How Do You Conjugate "Visiter" (to Visit) in French? How to "Missed" in French Using "Manquer" Conjugate 'to Decide' Correctly in French to Be Fluent Learn to Conjugate the French Verb "Tuer" (to Kill) 'Jouer' Is a Playful French Verb You Should Know To Return: How to Conjugate "Retourner" in French How to Conjugate the French Verb "Durer" (to Last) There's No "Disputing" the Conjugations of "Disputer"