Languages › French Conjugation of French Verb Entrer (to Enter) Share Flipboard Email Print Siri Stafford/Getty Images French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated April 26, 2019 The French verb entrer means "to enter" and it's a very useful word to know. As you use French in more conversations or travel to French-speaking regions, you'll find forms of entrer everywhere. Just like with all verbs, when we want to say "entered" or "entering," the verb needs to be conjugated. A short lesson will demonstrate how to do that. Conjugating the French Verb Entrer Entrer is not only a very common verb, it also follows a very common verb conjugation pattern. This is a regular -ER verb and it shares the same infinitive endings with similar verbs like enseigner (to teach), exister (to exist), and many others. As with all French verb conjugations, begin by identifying the verb stem: entr-. We can then add a new ending to match the present, future, or imperfect past tense with the appropriate subject pronoun. For instance, "I enter" is "j'entre" and "we will enter" is "nous entrerons." The easiest way to memorize all these verb forms is to practice them in context. Luckily, there are plenty of opportunities in everyday life to utilize entrer. Subject Present Future Imperfect j' entre entrerai entrais tu entres entreras entrais il entre entrera entrait nous entrons entrerons entrions vous entrez entrerez entriez ils entrent entreront entraient The Present Participle of Entrer The present participle of entrer is entrant. Not only is it a verb, you can also use it as an adjective, gerund, or noun in some circumstances. The Past Participle and Passé Composé To express the past tense "entered," you can use either the imperfect forms or the passé composé. Forming the latter is quite simple and you might find it the easier option of the two. To construct it, begin by conjugating the auxiliary verb être according to the sentence's subject pronoun. Then, add the past participle entré. As an example, "I entered" becomes "je suis entré" and "we entered" is "nous sommes entré." More Simple Entrer Conjugations Should you find that the action of entering is subjective or uncertain, use the subjunctive verb mood. Similarly, the conditional verb mood implies that "entering" will only occur if something else happens. The possibility of needing the passé simple or the imperfect subjunctive is low. That's because these are primarily reserved for writing. Yet, knowing them will help your reading comprehension. Subject Subjunctive Conditional Passé Simple Imperfect Subjunctive j' entre entrerais entrai entrasse tu entres entrerais entras entrasses il entre entrerait entra entrât nous entrions entrerions entrâmes entrassions vous entriez entreriez entrâtes entrassiez ils entrent entreraient entrèrent entrassent Forming short, direct commands or requests is very easy with the imperative verb form. When using this, the subject pronoun is not required, so "tu entre" can be "entre." Imperative (tu) entre (nous) entrons (vous) entrez Cite this Article Format mla apa chicago Your Citation ThoughtCo. "Conjugation of French Verb Entrer (to Enter)." ThoughtCo, Aug. 27, 2020, thoughtco.com/entrer-to-enter-1370246. ThoughtCo. (2020, August 27). Conjugation of French Verb Entrer (to Enter). Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/entrer-to-enter-1370246 ThoughtCo. "Conjugation of French Verb Entrer (to Enter)." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/entrer-to-enter-1370246 (accessed May 6, 2021). copy citation How to Conjugate "Marier" (to Marry) How to Conjugate "Expliquer" (to Explain) in French Learn How to Conjugate the French Verb "Passer" (to Pass) How to Conjugate the Verb 'Créer' (to Create) in French How to Conjugate "Louer" (to Rent) "Dinner" is "Dîner": Easy to Remember and Simple to Conjugate How to Conjugate the French Verb Découvrir How to Conjugate "Embrasser" (to Embrace, to Kiss) How to Conjugate "Crier" (to Shout, to Scream) in French How to Conjugate "Endormir" (To Put/Send to Sleep) in French How to Conjugate "Dessiner" (to Draw) How to Conjugate "Inclure" (to Include) in French How to Conjugate "Cueillir" (to Gather, Pick Up) A Step-By-Steo Conjugation of "Maintenir" (To Maintain) How to Conjugate "Écouter" (to Listen to) in French How to Conjugate "Convenir"