How to Conjugate 'Commander' (to Order)

Simple Conjugations for the French Verb 'Commander'

The French verb commander means "to order," and it follows the conjugation pattern of regular -er verbs.

How to Conjugate the French Verb Commander

The first step of conjugation is knowing the stem of the verb—the part that doesn't change. For regular -er verbs, you drop the -er from the infinitive, which leaves the stem command- for conjugating commander. You then add the ending that matches the subject pronoun (je, tu, il/elle, nous, vous, ils/elles) and the tense.

You can see how to conjugate commander in all the simple tenses in the tables below.

 Present Future ImperfectPresent participle
jecommandecommanderaicommandaiscommandant
tucommandescommanderascommandais
ilcommandecommanderacommandait
nouscommandonscommanderonscommandions
vouscommandezcommanderezcommandiez
ilscommandentcommanderontcommandaient
 
 SubjunctiveConditionalPassé simpleImperfect subjunctive
jecommandecommanderaiscommandaicommandasse
tucommandescommanderaiscommandascommandasses
ilcommandecommanderaitcommandacommandât
nouscommandionscommanderionscommandâmescommandassions
vouscommandiezcommanderiezcommandâtescommandassiez
ilscommandentcommanderaientcommandèrentcommandassent
 
 Imperative
(tu)commande
(nous)commandons
(vous)commandez

How to Use Commander in the Past Tense

To use commander in the past tense, you will most often use the passé composé. It is a compound tense, requiring an auxiliary verb (in this case, avoir) and the past participle (commandé).

For example:

Nous avons commandé le gâteau chocolat pour le dessert.
We ordered the chocolate cake for dessert.

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