Humanities › Languages Congugation of "Jeter" in French Share Flipboard Email Print John Lund/Getty Images Languages French Vocabulary Basics Pronunciation & Conversation Grammar Resources for Teachers English as a Second Language Spanish German Italian Japanese Mandarin Russian English Grammar View More by ThoughtCo Updated January 27, 2019 Jeter is one of two verbs that means "to throw" in French, and conjugation of this common verb can be tricky for students to learn. But this stem-changing verb, like lancer (which means the same thing), is a very useful one to know. You'll use this verb to talk about sports and to describe everyday activities. Present, Future, Imperfect The first step in any French verb conjugation is to identify the stem and in this case, it is jet -. That's very important here because jeter is a stem-changing verb. In the conjugations, you will notice that some forms use a double 'T' while others retain the single letter from the infinitive form. Subject Present Future Imperfect je jette jetterai jetais tu jettes jetteras jetais il jette jettera jetait nous jetons jetterons jetions vous jetez jetterez jetiez ils jettent jetteront jetaient A series of infinitive endings are added to the stem to match the subject pronoun with the proper tense. For instance: "je jette" > "I throw" "nous jetterons." We will throw" Present and Past Participles The present participle of jeter is formed with an -ant ending to create jetant. It's also an adjective, noun, or gerund in certain circumstances. Forming the past tense passé composé is simple. Conjugate the auxiliary verb avoir, then attach the past participle jeté. Examples: "j'ai jeté" > "I threw""nous avons jeté." > "We threw" Subjunctive, Conditional, and Other Conjugations As you become more proficient in French, you may also need to know some of these tenses. The subjunctive verb mood implies that there's a question to the verb's action. The conditional does not guarantee it either because the action is dependent on conditions. You'll probably only find the passé composé and the imperfect subjunctive when reading French. Subject Subjunctive Conditional Passé Simple Imperfect Subjunctive je jette jetterais jetai jetasse tu jettes jetterais jetas jetasses il jette jetterait jeta jetât nous jetions jetterions jetâmes jetassions vous jetiez jetteriez jetâtes jetassiez ils jettent jetteraient jetèrent jetassent In the imperative verb form, skip the subject pronoun because it's implied in the verb. For these short exclamations, use "jette" instead of "tu jette." Imperative (tu) jette (nous) jetons (vous) jetez Continue Reading Don't "Hide" From the French Verb "Cacher." It's Easy! This French Verb Conjugation Is Not Too "Confusing" Learn to Conjugate "Traverser" (to Cross) in French Have "Hope" That You'll Learn How to Conjugate "Espérer" Learn How to Say "Confided" or "Confiding" in French When You Want "to Support" in French Use "Appuyer" How to Conjugate the Verb "Jouir" (to Enjoy) in French "Take" the Conjugations of "Emmener" Seriously, They're Useful "Throw" the Conjugations of "Lancer" Into Your French Vocabulary Learn to Conjugate the French Verb "Nettoyer" You'll "Cherish" This Simple French Verb Conjugation, Mon Chéri What Are the French Conjugations of "Essuyer"? How Do You Conjugate "Coudre" (to Sew) in French? "Concentrate" on the French Conjugation of "Concentrer" Conjugating "Lever" (Lift, Raise) "Grow" Your French Conjugations Skills With "Grandir"