How to Conjugate "Jeter" (to Throw) in French

Try Not to "Throw" Out This Lesson Before Learning the Conjugations

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Jeter is one of the verbs that means "to throw" in French. The other is lancer and both are rather easy to conjugate to mean "threw" or "throwing."

Conjugating the French Verb Jeter

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.

With that, a series of infinitive endings are added to the stem to match the subject pronoun with the proper tense. For instance, "I throw" is "je jette" and "we will throw" is "nous jetterons."

SubjectPresentFutureImperfect
jejettejetteraijetais
tujettesjetterasjetais
iljettejetterajetait
nousjetonsjetteronsjetions
vousjetezjetterezjetiez
ilsjettentjetterontjetaient

The Present Participle of Jeter

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.

The Past Participle and Passé Composé

Forming the past tense passé composé is simple. Conjugate the auxiliary verb avoir, then attach the past participle jeté. As an example, "I threw" is "j'ai jeté" and "we threw" is "nous avons jeté."

More Simple Jeter Conjugations to Learn

Those are the most important conjugations of jeter, you may also need to know some of these.

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.

SubjectSubjunctiveConditionalPassé SimpleImperfect Subjunctive
jejettejetteraisjetaijetasse
tujettesjetteraisjetasjetasses
iljettejetteraitjetajetât
nousjetionsjetterionsjetâmesjetassions
vousjetiezjetteriezjetâtesjetassiez
ilsjettentjetteraientjetèrentjetassent

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

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