Languages › French How to Conjugate "Convenir" You may find this French verb conjugation "suitable" Share Flipboard Email Print stock_colors/Getty Images French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers by ThoughtCo Updated November 04, 2019 The word "suit" can be a noun or a verb. In French, the verb is convenir, meaning "to suit" or "to be suitable." As a noun for an article of clothing, there are a few ways to say "suit" and it depends on a number of factors. Conjugating the French Verb Convenir French verb conjugations can be a headache for many students and convenir does not make it any easier. That's because it's an irregular verb and does not follow a common conjugation pattern. However, all French verbs ending in -venir and -tenir are conjugated this way. To form the proper conjugation, you will need to choose the correct subject pronoun and pair that with the appropriate tense for your sentence. For instance, using the verb stem convien-, you can say "I suit" with "je conviens" and "we will suit" with "nous conviendrons." Subject Present Future Imperfect je conviens conviendrai convenais tu conviens conviendras convenais il convient conviendra convenait nous convenons conviendrons convenions vous convenez conviendrez conveniez ils conviennent conviendront convenaient The Present Participle of Convenir When you add -ant to the stem of convenir, the present participle convenant is created. This is a verb or can be an adjective, gerund, or noun when necessary. The Past Participle and Passé Composé For the past tense "suited," you can use either the imperfect or the passé composé. To form the latter, conjugate the auxiliary verb être for the subject, then add the past participle convenu. For example, "I suited" is "je suis convenu" and "we found suitable" is "nous sommes convenu." More Simple Convenir Conjugations There will also be times when you will use or encounter one of the following conjugations. Both the subjunctive and conditional imply some degree of uncertainty. The passé simple and imperfect subjunctive are found most often in formal writing. Subject Subjunctive Conditional Passé Simple Imperfect Subjunctive je convienne conviendrais convins convinsse tu conviennes conviendrais convins convinsses il convienne conviendrait convint convînt nous convenions conviendrions convînmes convinssions vous conveniez conviendriez convîntes convinssiez ils conviennent conviendraient convinrent convinssent The imperative verb form of convenir is easy. When using it, the subject pronoun is not required. Rather than saying "tu conviens," simplify it to "conviens." Imperative (tu) conviens (nous) convenons (vous) convenez Continue Reading How to Conjugate the Verb "Jouir" (to Enjoy) in French Don't "Conclude" Your French Studies Without Conjugating "Conclure" How Do You Conjugate "Fuir" (to Flee) in French? Conjugate 'to Decide' Correctly in French to Be Fluent Does "Causer" Mean "to Cause" or "to Chat" in French? "Shout" for Joy That Conjugating "Crier" Is Easy How Is "Demander" Conjugated, You "Ask"? How Is "Détruire" (to Destroy) Conjugated in French? You're Going to "Conquer" This French Verb Conjugation Don't Let "Décevoir" Conjugations "Disappoint" You To Return: How to Conjugate "Retourner" in French How "Descendr" Is Conjugated in French Conjugating "Lever" (Lift, Raise) Conjugations of Prévenir (to Warn) in French How to Conjugate the French Verb "Durer" (to Last) There's No "Disputing" the Conjugations of "Disputer"