Humanities Languages How to Conjugate "Convertir" (to Convert) "Convert" This Verb Into Its Proper French Conjugations Share Flipboard Email Print Languages French Grammar Basics Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources for Teachers English as a Second Language Spanish German Italian Japanese Mandarin Russian English Grammar View More by ThoughtCo Updated July 30, 2017 In order to say "to convert" in French, use the verb convertir. The word's similarity to its English translation makes it an easy one to remember and conjugating it is not too difficult, either. Conjugating the French Verb Convertir Convertir is a regular -IR verb and it follows the same verb conjugation pattern of similar verbs. When you learn the endings for this one, you can apply them to chérir (to cherish), blanchir (to bleach), and many other verbs. To form the conjugates in the present, future, or imperfect past tenses, use this table. Match the subject pronoun with the tense you wish to use and your sentence is almost complete. To say "I convert," use "je convertis" or for "we will convert," use "nous convertirons." Subject Present Future Imperfect je convertis convertirai convertissais tu convertis convertiras convertissais il convertit convertira convertissait nous convertissons convertirons convertissions vous convertissez convertirez convertissiez ils convertissent convertiront convertissaient The Present Participle of Convertir The present participle of convertir is convertissant. This is done by adding -ssant to the verb stem and it can also work as an adjective, gerund, or noun. The Past Participle and Passé Composé The passé composé is another option for expressing the past tense "converted." To form this, conjugate the auxiliary, or "helping," verb avoir, then add the past participle converti. For example, "I converted" becomes "j'ai converti" and "we converted" is "nous avons converti." More Simple Convertir Conjugations In some instances, you may encounter or need to use one of the following verb forms of convertir. The subjunctive and conditional are for those times when the verb's action is questionable. The passé simple and imperfect subjunctive are most often found in formal writing. Subject Subjunctive Conditional Passé Simple Imperfect Subjunctive je convertisse convertirais convertis convertisse tu convertisses convertirais convertis convertisses il convertisse convertirait convertit convertît nous convertissions convertirions convertîmes convertissions vous convertissiez convertiriez convertîtes convertissiez ils convertissent convertiraient convertirent convertissent The imperative verb form is relatively easy and it's much shorter. When using it in an exclamation, the subject pronoun is not required: use "convertis" rather than "tu convertis." Imperative (tu) convertis (nous) convertissons (vous) convertissez Continue Reading You'll "Cherish" This Simple French Verb Conjugation, Mon Chéri "Shout" for Joy That Conjugating "Crier" Is Easy Don't "Disobey" the Verb Conjugation Rules For "DéSobéir" How Do You Conjugate "Jouir" in French? "Spend" Some Time Learning to Conjugate "Dépenser" in French Anyone Can "Accomplish" the Conjugation for "Accomplir" Learn How to Say "Confided" or "Confiding" in French You'll "Land" the "Débarquer" Verb Conjugations in No Time "Include" the Verb "Inclure" in Your French Vocabulary Learning to Conjugate the French "Aider" Can Be Very "Helpful" Conjugating "Ennuyer" Is Anything But Boring "Decide" to Study the French Conjugations of "Décider" "Complete" a Simple Lesson in French Verb Conjugations When You Want "to Support" in French Use "Appuyer" Take "Blanchir" From "to Bleach" to "Bleaching" How Is "Marier" (to Marry) Conjugated in French?