Languages › French How to Conjugate "Jouir" (to Enjoy) in French You Might Even "Enjoy" the Simplicity of These Verb Conjugations Share Flipboard Email Print Xsandra/Getty Images French Vocabulary Pronunciation & Conversation Grammar Resources For Teachers by ThoughtCo Updated November 04, 2019 In order to say "to enjoy" in French, you'll use the verb jouir. It sounds much like the English, so it's relatively easy to remember. Now you just need to know how to conjugate it. Conjugating the French Verb Jouir Some French verbs are easier to conjugate than others. Luckily, jouir is a regular -IR verb, so it follows a standard pattern. Begin by identifying the stem: jou-. Then, we will attach a series of infinitive endings by pairing the subject pronoun with either the present, future, or imperfect past tense. For instance, "I am enjoying" is "je jouis" and "we will enjoy" is "nous jouirons." Subject Present Future Imperfect je jouis jouirai jouissais tu jouis jouiras jouissais il jouit jouira jouissait nous jouissons jouirons jouissions vous jouissez jouirez jouissiez ils jouissent jouiront jouissaient The Present Participle of Jouir The present participle of jouir is jouissant. It's a verb, but can be used as an adjective, gerund, or noun when needed. The Past Participle and Passé Composé The passé composé is a familiar way to say the past tense "enjoyed." To construct it, conjugate the auxiliary verb avoir, then attach the past participle joui. As an example, "I enjoyed" is "j'ai joui" and "we enjoyed" is "nous avons joui." More Simple Jouir Conjugations to Learn There are a few more simple forms of jouir you may need at times. The subjunctive verb mood implies a degree of uncertainty to the verb while the conditional says it will only happen if something else does. The literary tenses of the passé simple and imperfect subjunctive are found in formal writing. Subject Subjunctive Conditional Passé Simple Imperfect Subjunctive je jouisse jouirais jouis jouisse tu jouisses jouirais jouis jouisses il jouisse jouirait jouit jouît nous jouissions jouirions jouîmes jouissions vous jouissiez jouiriez jouîtes jouissiez ils jouissent jouiraient jouirent jouissent When using jouir in the imperative verb form, skip the subject pronoun: use "jouis" rather than "tu jouis." Imperative (tu) jouis (nous) jouissons (vous) jouissez Continue Reading "Shout" for Joy That Conjugating "Crier" Is Easy How to Conjugate "Préparer" (to Prepare) in French How Do You Conjugate "Fuir" (to Flee) in French? Conjugating "Lever" (Lift, Raise) You May Find This French Verb Conjugation "Suitable" You're Going to "Conquer" This French Verb Conjugation Don't Let "Décevoir" Conjugations "Disappoint" You Don't "Remove" "Enlever" From Your French Conjugation List How to Conjugate Chérir in French There's No "Disputing" the Conjugations of "Disputer" Learning to Conjugate the French "Aider" Can Be Very "Helpful" "Try" Your Best to Conjugate "Essayer" How Is "Détruire" (to Destroy) Conjugated in French? How to Conjugate the French Verb "Durer" (to Last) You'll "Pick Up" the "Cueillir" Conjugations Before You Know It Do You Know How to Say "Heated" in French?