How to Conjugate "Fâcher" (to Make Angry)

Don't Let These French Verb Conjugations "Anger" You

The French verb fâcher means "to make angry." It's a rather fun word and shouldn't be too difficult to remember. When you want to say "made angry" or "is angering," a verb conjugation is necessary. A quick French lesson will show you how that's done.

Conjugating the French Verb Fâcher

Fâcher is a regular -ER verb. It follows the most common verb conjugation pattern in the French language. What that means for you is that you can apply the endings you learn here to similar verbs like admirer (to admire) and blesser (to hurt).

To change fâcher to the present, future, or imperfect past tense, pair the subject pronoun with the proper tense. The table demonstrates which verb ending is added to the stem fâch-. For instance, "I am angry" is "je fâche" while "we will be angry" is "nous fâcherons."

Admittedly, "to make angry" is not the easiest English conjugation, so you need to do some interpretation within the translation itself.

SubjectPresentFutureImperfect
jefâchefâcheraifâchais
tufâchesfâcherasfâchais
ilfâchefâcherafâchait
nousfâchonsfâcheronsfâchions
vousfâchezfâcherezfâchiez
ilsfâchentfâcherontfâchaient

The Present Participle of Fâcher

The present participle of fâcher is fâchant. This is done by adding -ant to the verb stem. Not only is this a verb, it can also become an adjective, gerund, or noun when needed.

The Past Participle and Passé Composé

The passé composé is a common form of the past tense "was angry" in French.

To construct it, begin by conjugating the auxiliary verb avoir to fit the subject pronoun, then attach the past participle fâché.

As an example, "I was angry" becomes "j'ai fâché" and "we were angry" is "nous avons fâché."

More Simple Fâcher Conjugations to Learn

There are a few more simple verb conjugations you may encounter with fâcher.

However, the present, future, and past tenses should be your first focus of study.

The subjunctive and conditional verb moods each imply that the verb's action is not guaranteed. Each has a slightly different meaning, but in some way express a question to the act of becoming angry.

In rare instances, you will come across either the passé simple or imperfect subjunctive. These are most often found in formal French writing, so you should be able to at least recognize them as a form of fâcher.

SubjectSubjunctiveConditionalPassé SimpleImperfect Subjunctive
jefâchefâcheraisfâchaifâchasse
tufâchesfâcheraisfâchasfâchasses
ilfâchefâcheraitfâchafâchât
nousfâchionsfâcherionsfâchâmesfâchassions
vousfâchiezfâcheriezfâchâtesfâchassiez
ilsfâchentfâcheraientfâchèrentfâchassent

The imperative verb form may be extremely useful with fâcher because it's used in short and assertive commands like, "Don't make me angry!" (Ne me fâche pas !). When using it, there's no need to include the subject pronoun: use "fâche" rather than "tu fâche."

 Imperative
(tu)fâche
(nous)fâchons
(vous)fâchez