Languages › French How to Conjugate "Croiser" (to Fold, Cross, Pass, Cut Across) A Simple French Verb Conjugation Explained Share Flipboard Email Print French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers by ThoughtCo Updated July 30, 2017 The French verb croiser means "to fold" or "to cross, pass, or cut across." This is a slightly different meaning than the verb traverser (to cross). In order to use croiser in the past, present, or future tense, it needs to be conjugated. French students who dread conjugations will be delighted to know that this one's pretty straightforward. Conjugating the French Verb Croiser Croiser is a regular -ER verb and it follows the verb conjugation pattern of similar verbs like confier (to confide), cacher (to hide), and many other verbs. It's the most common pattern in the French language and the conjugations become easier with each new one you learn. To conjugate croiser, you will begin with the verb stem of crois-. To this, a variety of common endings is added according to the subject pronoun as well as the tense. For instance, "I fold" is "je croise" and "we will fold" is "nous croiserons." Subject Present Future Imperfect je croise croiserai croisais tu croises croiseras croisais il croise croisera croisait nous croisons croiserons croisions vous croisez croiserez croisiez ils croisent croiseront croisaient The Present Participle of Croiser The present participle of croiser is just as easy. Simply add -ant to the stem and you have croisant. This works as a verb, but can also be used as an adjective, gerund, or noun in some circumstances. Another Past Tense Form The imperfect is not your only option for the past tense "folded." You can use the passé composé instead. To do so, conjugate the auxiliary verb avoir according to the subject pronoun, then add the past participle croisé. As an example, "I folded" becomes "j'ai croisé" and "we folded" is "nous avons croisé." More Simple Croiser Conjugations to Learn Those are the most important conjugations, though you may need or encounter one of the following in your French as well. The subjunctive and conditional imply some sort of uncertainty or question to the verb. Those are used more often than the passé simple and imperfect subjunctive, which are mostly found in writing. Subject Subjunctive Conditional Passé Simple Imperfect Subjunctive je croise croiserais croisai croisasse tu croises croiserais croisas croisasses il croise croiserait croisa croisât nous croisions croiserions croisâmes croisassions vous croisiez croiseriez croisâtes croisassiez ils croisent croiseraient croisèrent croisassent The imperative form may be useful as well and it's the easiest of them all. When using croiser in the imperative, there's no need for the subject pronoun: use "croise" rather than "tu croise." Imperative (tu) croise (nous) croisons (vous) croisez Continue Reading Let Us "Provide" You With a Simple "Fournir" Conjugation Lesson You'll Need to Conjugate "Décrire" to Say "Described" in French You're Going to "Conquer" This French Verb Conjugation Does "Causer" Mean "to Cause" or "to Chat" in French? How Would You Conjugate "Élever" (to Raise) in French? Conjugate 'to Decide' Correctly in French to Be Fluent How to Conjugate the French Verb for Create How Would You Say "to Close" in French? Speaking French Well Begins With Conjugating Irregular Verbs You'll Find a French Lesson on "Désirer" Quite "Desireable" How to Conjugate the French Verb "Détester" Don't "Hide" From the French Verb "Cacher." It's Easy! "Teach" Yourself How to Conjugate "Enseigner" Learn How to Conjugate the French Verb "Réfléchir" (to Reflect) You're "Invited" to Learn About the French "Inviter" How Would You Conjugation "Augmenter"?