Languages › French How to Conjugate 'Continuer' (to Continue) Share Flipboard Email Print Chris Hellier / Getty Images French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated February 24, 2020 The French verb continuer means "to continue." It is a regular -er verb, which makes conjugating it very simple. How to Conjugate the French Verb Continuer The constant part of regular verb conjugation is the stem, which you get by dropping the -er from the infinitive (continu-). You then add the ending based on the subject pronoun and tense you're using. The charts below show how to do this. Present Future Imperfect Present participle je continue continuerai continuais continuant tu continues continueras continuais il continue continuera continuait nous continuons continuerons continuions vous continuez continuerez continuiez ils continuent continueront continuaient Subjunctive Conditional Passé simple Imperfect subjunctive je continue continuerais continuai continuasse tu continues continuerais continuas continuasses il continue continuerait continua continuât nous continuions continuerions continuâmes continuassions vous continuiez continueriez continuâtes continuassiez ils continuent continueraient continuèrent continuassent Imperative (tu) continue (nous) continuons (vous) continuez How to Use Continuer in the Past Tense The passé simple is only used in very formal or literary situations. To render continuer in the past tense, you'll use the passé composé. It requires an auxiliary verb (in this case, avoir) and the verb's past participle (continué). For example: Ils ont continué danser après la musique a fini.The continued to dance after the music ended. How Do You Conjugate the French Verb 'Apprécier' (to Appreciate)? How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Coûter' (to Cost) How Do You Conjugate the French Verb 'Chanter' (to Sing)? How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Commencer' (to Begin, Commence) How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Prévoir' How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Changer' (to Change) Here's How to Say "Shared" and "Sharing" in French How Do You Conjugate the French Verb 'Apporter' (to Bring)? Learn How to Conjugation "Plaire" (to Please) in French How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Célébrer' (to Celebrate) How to Conjugate the French Verb "Promener" (to Walk) How Do You to Conjugate the French Verb "Rentrer" (to Return)? Here's How to Conjugate "Paraître" (to Seem) in French Conjugating the French Verb "Considérer" (to Consider) How to Conjugate the French Verb "Payer" (to Pay) How Does the Past Tense Work in French?