Languages › French How to Conjugate "Confier" (to Confide) in French A Simple French Verb Conjugation to Say "Confided" or "Confiding" Share Flipboard Email Print French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers by ThoughtCo Updated January 30, 2019 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." Subject Present Future Imperfect je confie confierai confiais tu confies confieras confiais il confie confiera confiait nous confions confierons confiions vous confiez confierez confiiez ils confient confieront confiaient 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. Subject Subjunctive Conditional Passé Simple Imperfect Subjunctive je confie confierais confiai confiasse tu confies confierais confias confiasses il confie confierait confia confiât nous confiions confierions confiâmes confiassions vous confiiez confieriez confiâtes confiassiez ils confient confieraient confièrent confiassent 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 Continue Reading "Croiser" Is the French Verb for "to Fold" "Listen" for the Simple "Écouter" Conjugations This French Verb Conjugation Is Not Too "Confusing" How Would You Conjugate "Durer" (to Last)? You'll "Dance" Right Through Conjugations of "Danser" Learn How to Say "Drawing" or "Drew" in French How Would You Conjugate "Exister" in French? "Concentrate" on the French Conjugation of "Concentrer" You Won't "Hurt" Yourself Conjugating "Blesser" "Shout" for Joy That Conjugating "Crier" Is Easy Try Not to "Fall Asleep" Conjugating "Endormir" This Lesson "Contributes" to Your French Conjugations You're Going to "Conquer" This French Verb Conjugation Speaking French Well Begins With Conjugating Irregular Verbs "Spend" Some Time Learning to Conjugate "Dépenser" in French Don't "Disobey" the Verb Conjugation Rules For "DéSobéir"