Languages › French How to Conjugate "Marier" (to Marry) Learn the Simple Conjugations for a Common French Verb Share Flipboard Email Print Nerida McMurray Photography/Getty Images French Vocabulary Pronunciation & Conversation Grammar Resources For Teachers by ThoughtCo Updated February 02, 2019 The French verb for "to marry" is marier. It's a relatively easy word to memorize, but you still need to conjugate it when you want to say "married" or "will marry." A short French lesson will break it down and explain the simplest conjugations of marier. Conjugations of the French Verb Marier French verb conjugations give you more words to memorize. That's because there is a different form of the verb for every subject pronoun as well as each tense. The good news is that marier follows a very common pattern. Marier is a regular -ER verb. That means that if you've studied similar verbs such as danser (to dance) or entrer (to enter), then you can use the same infinitive endings you learned for marier. The first step in any conjugation is to identify the verb stem. For marier, that is mari-. This is what you will attach the appropriate endings to. Using the table, you can identify those endings. Simply pair the subject pronoun to the present, future, or imperfect past tense to learn the new verb. For example, "I am marrying" is "je marie" and "we will marry" is "nous marierons." Subject Present Future Imperfect je marie marierai mariais tu maries marieras mariais il marie mariera mariait nous marions marierons mariions vous mariez marierez mariiez ils marient marieront mariaient The Present Participle of Marier The present participle is created by adding -ant to the stem of marier. This forms mariant. It can be used as an adjective, gerund, or noun as well as a verb. The Past Participle and Passé Composé In French, the passé composé is another way to express the past tense "married." To form it, begin with the subject pronoun, add the appropriate conjugate of the auxiliary verb avoir, then attach the past participle marié. It comes together rather easily. When you want to say "I married," use "j'ai marié." For "we married," you will say "nous avons marié." More Simple Marier Conjugations to Learn At first, concentrate on the forms of marier above because these are the most common and important. When you're ready, consider adding the following conjugations to your French vocabulary. You can use the subjunctive verb mood when there's some question or uncertainty to the action of marrying. In a similar fashion, the conditional verb mood says that the action is dependent on something else. The passé simple and imperfect subjunctive are most often found in French literature. Subject Subjunctive Conditional Passé Simple Imperfect Subjunctive je marie marierais mariai mariasse tu maries marierais marias mariasses il marie marierait maria mariât nous mariions marierions mariâmes mariassions vous mariiez marieriez mariâtes mariassiez ils marient marieraient marièrent mariassent The imperative verb form can be useful when you want to use marier in exclamations and other short sentences. When using it, there's no need for the subject pronoun: use "marions" rather than "nous marions." Imperative (tu) marie (nous) marions (vous) mariez Continue Reading You'll "Pick Up" the "Cueillir" Conjugations Before You Know It How to Conjugate the French Verb for Create Conjugating "Ennuyer" Is Anything But Boring Does "Causer" Mean "to Cause" or "to Chat" in French? Let Us "Provide" You With a Simple "Fournir" Conjugation Lesson You're "Invited" to Learn About the French "Inviter" Here's How to Conjugate 'Emprunter' in French Like a Native Speaker Use "Guérir" to Say "Cured" or "Healing" in French How to Conjugate Chérir in French Learn It and This "Disparaître" Lesson Won't "Disappear" You'll Need to Conjugate "Décrire" to Say "Described" in French "Teach" Yourself How to Conjugate "Enseigner" How Do You Conjugate the Verb "Marcher" in French? Conjugate 'to Decide' Correctly in French to Be Fluent You'll Find a French Lesson on "Désirer" Quite "Desireable" How Would You Conjugate "Élever" (to Raise) in French?