How to Conjugate "Confier" (to Confide) in French

A Simple French Verb Conjugation to Say "Confided" or "Confiding"

The French verb confier means "to confide." It's a useful word to add to your French vocabulary and a relatively easy one to conjugate into the past, present, or future tense.

Conjugating the French Verb Confier

Confier is a regular -ER verb. This means that it follows the most common verb conjugation pattern found in the French language. When you learn how to apply the various form of confier, similar verbs like comporter (to consist of) and briller (to shine) will be just a little easier.

Using the verb stem confi-, add the appropriate infinitive ending to conjugate the verb. Notice how there is a different verb form for each subject pronoun as well as each tense. Using the chart, you can easily see that "I confide" is "je confie" and "we will confide" is "nous confierons."

SubjectPresentFutureImperfect
jeconfieconfieraiconfiais
tuconfiesconfierasconfiais
ilconfieconfieraconfiait
nousconfionsconfieronsconfiions
vousconfiezconfierezconfiiez
ilsconfientconfierontconfiaient

The Present Participle of Confier

Add an -ant ending to the stem of confier to form the present participle confiant. This works as a verb as well as an adjective, gerund, or noun.

The Past Participle and Passé Composé

In French, a common way to express the past tense "confided" is with the passé composé. To form this, use the conjugate of the auxiliary verb avoir, then attach the past participle confié.

For example, "I have confided" is "j'ai confié" while "we have confided" is "nous avons confié."

More Simple Confier Conjugations to Know

There are a few more conjugations you might use or encounter. The subjunctive verb mood is used when the verb is uncertain. The conditional verb mood is for those times when it's dependent on conditions. The passé simple and imperfect subjunctive are primarily reserved for formal French writing.

SubjectSubjunctiveConditionalPassé SimpleImperfect Subjunctive
jeconfieconfieraisconfiaiconfiasse
tuconfiesconfieraisconfiasconfiasses
ilconfieconfieraitconfiaconfiât
nousconfiionsconfierionsconfiâmesconfiassions
vousconfiiezconfieriezconfiâtesconfiassiez
ilsconfientconfieraientconfièrentconfiassent

The imperative verb form is also a useful conjugation. It's used in exclamations and you can skip the subject pronoun: use "confie" rather than "tu confie."

 Imperative
(tu)confie
(nous)confions
(vous)confiez
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