Languages › French How to Conjugate "Convertir" (to Convert) "Convert" This Verb Into Its Proper French Conjugations Share Flipboard Email Print French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers 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 Cite this Article Format mla apa chicago Your Citation ThoughtCo. "How to Conjugate "Convertir" (to Convert)." ThoughtCo, Jan. 29, 2020, thoughtco.com/convertir-to-convert-1370016. ThoughtCo. (2020, January 29). How to Conjugate "Convertir" (to Convert). Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/convertir-to-convert-1370016 ThoughtCo. "How to Conjugate "Convertir" (to Convert)." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/convertir-to-convert-1370016 (accessed March 9, 2021). copy citation How to Conjugate "Élever" (to Raise, to Bring Up, to Rear) How to Conjugate the French Verb "Réfléchir" (to Reflect) How to Conjugate "Jouir" (to Enjoy) in French How to Conjugate "Déranger" (to Disturb) How to Conjugate "Marier" (to Marry) How to Conjugate the French Verb Découvrir How to Conjugate "Conquérir" (to Conquer) How to Conjugate "Cueillir" (to Gather, Pick Up) How to Conjugate Décider, to Decide, in French How to Conjugate "Espérer" A Step-By-Steo Conjugation of "Maintenir" (To Maintain) How to Conjugate "Cesser" (to Stop, Cease) in French How to Conjugate "Blanchir" (to Bleach) How to Conjugate "Coudre" (to Sew) in French How to Conjugate "Décrire" (to Describe) in French How to Conjugate "Convenir"