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 ImperfectPresent participle
jechangechangeraichangeaischangeant
tuchangeschangeraschangeais
ilchangechangerachangeait
nouschangeonschangeronschangions
vouschangezchangerezchangiez
ilschangentchangerontchangeaient
 
 SubjunctiveConditionalPassé simpleImperfect subjunctive
jechangechangeraischangeaichangeasse
tuchangeschangeraischangeaschangeasses
ilchangechangeraitchangeachangeât
nouschangionschangerionschangeâmeschangeassions
vouschangiezchangeriezchangeâteschangeassiez
ilschangentchangeraientchangèrentchangeassent
 
 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.

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