Languages › French A Guide to Conjugating the French Verb 'Chanter' (to Sing) Simple Conjugations for the French Verb 'Chanter' Share Flipboard Email Print Image Source / Getty Images French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated February 21, 2020 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. Present Future Imperfect Present participle je chante chanterai chantais chantant tu chantes chanteras chantais il chante chantera chantait nous chantons chanterons chantions vous chantez chanterez chantiez ils chantent chanteront chantaient Subjunctive Conditional Passé simple Imperfect subjunctive je chante chanterais chantai chantasse tu chantes chanterais chantas chantasses il chante chanterait chanta chantât nous chantions chanterions chantâmes chantassions vous chantiez chanteriez chantâtes chantassiez ils chantent chanteraient chantèrent chantassent 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. A Guide to Conjugating 'Apprécier' (to Appreciate) A Guide to Conjugating the French Verb 'Couper' (to Cut) How to Conjugate 'Chercher' (to Look For) How to Conjugate 'Changer' (to Change) How to Conjugate 'Coûter' (to Cost) How to Conjugate 'Continuer' (to Continue) How to Conjugate 'Commander' (to Order) A Step-By-Step Guide to Conjugating 'Arriver' (to Arrive) A Guide to Conjugating 'Apporter' (to Bring) Conjugating "Arrêter" (to Stop; to Arrest) How to Conjugate 'Brosser' (to Brush) How to Conjugate 'Célébrer' (to Celebrate) How to Conjugate 'Remercier' (to Thank) A Guide to Conjugating 'Balayer' (to Sweep) How to Conjugate 'Prévoir' (to Foresee; to Plan) Conjugations for the French Verb 'Assister'