A Guide to Conjugating the French Verb 'Chanter' (to Sing)

Simple Conjugations for the French Verb 'Chanter'

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The French verb chanter means "to sing." It's a regular -er verb, so it follows an easy-to-remember conjugation pattern. 

How to Conjugate the French Verb Chanter

To conjugate a regular -er verb, you remove -er from the infinitive (leaving the stem chant-) and add the ending that goes with the subject pronoun and tense you're using. This chart will help you learn how to conjugate chanter.

 PresentFutureImperfectPresent participle
jechantechanteraichantaischantant
tuchanteschanteraschantais
ilchantechanterachantait
nouschantonschanteronschantions
vouschantezchanterezchantiez
ilschantentchanterontchantaient
 
 SubjunctiveConditionalPassé simpleImperfect subjunctive
jechantechanteraischantaichantasse
tuchanteschanteraischantaschantasses
ilchantechanteraitchantachantât
nouschantionschanterionschantâmeschantassions
vouschantiezchanteriezchantâteschantassiez
ilschantentchanteraientchantèrentchantassent
 
 Imperative
(tu)chante
(nous)chantons
(vous)chantez

How to Use Chanter in the Past Tense

To use chanter in the past tense, you'll probably use the passé composé. The auxiliary verb for chanter if avoir and the past participle is chanté.

For example:

Il a chanté très bien.
He sang very well.

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