Languages › French How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Discuter' ('to Discuss') 'Discuter' ('discuss') is something the analytical French love to do Share Flipboard Email Print French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated March 18, 2020 Discuter ("to discuss, debate, argue, consider") is a regular French -er verb that shares conjugation patterns in all tenses and moods with every other regular French verb ending in -er, by far the largest group of French verbs. To conjugate discuter, remove the -er ending to reveal the stem discut-, then add the regular -er endings shown in the table at the bottom of the page. Note that this table includes simple conjugations only. Compound conjugations, which consist of a conjugated form of the auxiliary verb avoir and the past participle discuté, are not included. Examples and Usage of 'Discuter' Discuter le coup (familiar) > to have a chat Discuter un prix > to haggle over a price Discuter la véracité de quelque chose > to dispute the veracity of something Inutile de discuter. > It's no use arguing. Discuter de > to talk about Discuter de choses et d'autres > to talk about this and that Ça se discute. (pronominal) > That's debatable. C'est déplacé de discuter des détails avec toi. > It's not appropriate for me to discuss the details / particulars with you. Calmez-vous, on veut juste discuter. > Calm down. We just want to talk. Nous devrons sérieusement discuter du sujet. > We'll have to seriously debate the issue. J'aimerais discuter d'une proposition. > I have a proposal / proposition I'd like to discuss. On peut discuter où tu voudras. > We can talk wherever you want. 'Discuter' Is a Regular French '-er' Verb The majority of French verbs are regular -er verbs, as discuter is. (There are five main kinds of verbs in French: regular -er, -ir, -re verbs; stem-changing verbs; and irregular verbs.) To conjugate a regular French -er verb, remove the -er ending from the infinitive to reveal the verb's stem. Then add the regular -er endings to the stem. Note that regular -er verbs share conjugation patterns in all tenses and moods. You can apply the same endings in the table to any of the regular French -er verbs listed below. More Common French Regular '-er' Verbs French regular -er verbs, by far the largest group of French verbs, share a conjugation pattern. Here are just a few of the most common regular -er verbs: aimer > to like, to lovearriver > to arrive, to happenchanter > to singchercher > to look forcommencer* > to begindanse > to dancedemander > to ask fordépenser > to spend (money)détester > to hatedonner > to giveécouter > to listen toétudier** > to studyfermer > to closegoûte > to tastejouer > to playlaver > to washmanger* > to eatnager* > to swimparler > to talk, to speakpasse > to pass, spend (time)penser > to thinkporter > to wear, to carryregarder > to watch, to look atrêver > to dreamsembler > to seemskier** > to skitravailler > to worktrouve > to findvisiter > to visit (a place) voler > to fly, to steal *All regular -er verbs are conjugated according to the regular -er verb conjugation pattern, except for one small irregularity in verbs that end in -ger and -cer, known as spelling-change verbs.**Though conjugated just like regular -er verbs, watch out for verbs that end in -ier. Simple Conjugations of the Regular French '-er' Verb 'Discuter' Present Future Imperfect Present participle je discute discuterai discutais discutant tu discutes discuteras discutais il discute discutera discutait nous discutons discuterons discutions vous discutez discuterez discutiez ils discutent discuteront discutaient Passé composé Auxiliary verb avoir Past participle discuté Subjunctive Conditional Passé simple Imperfect subjunctive je discute discuterais discutai discutasse tu discutes discuterais discutas discutasses il discute discuterait discuta discutât nous discutions discuterions discutâmes discutassions vous discutiez discuteriez discutâtes discutassiez ils discutent discuteraient discutèrent discutassent Imperative tu discute nous discutons vous discutez 'Garder' ('to Keep'): Conjugate This Regular French Verb How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Participer' ('to Participate') How to Conjugate the Verb "Skier" ("to Ski")? 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