Languages › French When Does 'Dès Que' Require the Subjunctive? Verbs, Expressions, and Conjunctions That Require the French Subjunctive Share Flipboard Email Print BABAYAGA/Getty Images French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated March 02, 2019 The French term dès que is a conjunction that means "as soon as." Dès que does not take the subjunctive. Examples Je l'achèterai dès qu'il arrivera.I'll buy it as soon as he arrives. Je te donnerais le livre dès que je le finirai.I'll give you the book as soon as I finish it. As you can see in the examples above, this conjunction is normally followed by the future tense, rather than the present tense.