Languages › French How to Conjugate "Louer" (to Rent) A Quick Lesson in a Simple French Verb Conjugation Share Flipboard Email Print Philippe Demande/EyeEm/Getty Images French Vocabulary Pronunciation & Conversation Grammar Resources For Teachers by ThoughtCo Updated January 27, 2019 The French verb louer means "to rent." When you need to say "rented," "renting," or "will rent" a conjugation is required. French students will be delighted to know that this one's pretty easy because it follows the most common verb conjugation pattern found in the language. Conjugations of the French Verb Louer Louer is a regular -er verb and the endings required in the conjugations follow the pattern of similar words. If you know how to conjugate inviter (to invite), fumer (to smoke), or any other verbs that end in -er, then this will be an easy lesson. The trick to French verb conjugations is that the ending changes with the subject pronoun as well as the past, future, or present tense. First, you must identify the verb stem and in this case, that is lou-. With that information, follow the table to discover the appropriate endings for each form of louer. For example, "I am renting" is "je loue" and "we will rent" is "nous louerons." Practicing these in context using simple sentences will make them easier to memorize. Subject Present Future Imperfect je loue louerai louais tu loues loueras louais il loue louera louait nous louons louerons louions vous louez louerez louiez ils louent loueront louaient The Present Participle of Louer The present participle of louer is louant. This was formed by simply adding -ant to the verb stem. Beyond its use as a verb, it can also become an adjective, gerund, or noun when needed. The Passé Composé and Past Participle The passé composé is a common way to express the past tense in French. It's very easy and requires the use of the past participle loué. In order to complete the construction, conjugate the auxiliary verb avoir to fit the subject pronoun. For instance, "I rented" becomes "j'ai loué" while "we rented" is "nous avons loué." Notice how ai and avons are conjugates of avoir, yet the past participle does not change. More Simple Louer Conjugations to Learn Those are the most important conjugations of louer that you should know. Once you learn those, consider studying these other simple forms. The subjunctive verb mood is used when the action of renting is uncertain. Similarly, the conditional verb mood implies that the renting will only happen if something else does. In formal French writing, you will likely come across the passé simple and imperfect subjunctive as these are literary verb forms. Subject Subjunctive Conditional Passé Simple Imperfect Subjunctive je loue louerais louai louasse tu loues louerais louas louasses il loue louerait loua louât nous louions louerions louâmes louassions vous louiez loueriez louâtes louassiez ils louent loueraient louèrent louassent The imperative verb form is used in short demands and exclamations. When using it, skip the subject pronoun: use "loue" instead of "tu loue." Imperative (tu) loue (nous) louons (vous) louez Continue Reading You'll Find a French Lesson on "Désirer" Quite "Desireable" How to Conjugate the French Verb for Create Can You Say "Cooked" or "Cooking" Using the French "Cuisiner"? Try Not to "Fall Asleep" Conjugating "Endormir" How Do You to Conjugate the French Verb "Rentrer" (to Return)? You'll "Pick Up" the "Cueillir" Conjugations Before You Know It How Would You Conjugate "Exister" in French? "Embrace" the Lesson in Conjugating "Embrasser" in French "Listen" for the Simple "Écouter" Conjugations You'll "Dance" Right Through Conjugations of "Danser" "Elect" to Learn How to Conjugate "Élire" in French Speaking French Well Begins With Conjugating Irregular Verbs How Would You Say "to Close" in French? "Dress" Up Your French With "Habiller" Learn How to Say "Confided" or "Confiding" in French The French Verb "Donner" Has a Lot "To Give"