Languages › French How to Conjugate the Irregular French '-ir' Verb 'Offir' 'Offrir' is an '-ir' verb that's conjugated like '-er' verbs Share Flipboard Email Print Elizabethsalleebauer/RooM/Getty Images French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers By Staff Author Updated February 04, 2019 Offrir ("to offer," "to provide," to give") is an irregular French -ir verb. Below are simple conjugations of the verb offrir; the conjugation table does not include compound tenses, which consist of a form of the auxiliary verb avoir with the past participle offert. Within irregular -ir verb conjugations, there are some patterns. Two groups exhibit similar characteristics and conjugation patterns. Then there is a final, large category of extremely irregular -ir verbs that follow no pattern. 'Offrir' is an Irregular '-ir-' Verb Offrir lies in the second group of irregular -ir verbs that display a pattern. The second group of verbs includes couvrir, cueillir, découvrir, offrir, ouvrir, souffrir, and all their derivatives. These verbs, surprisingly, are all conjugated like regular -er verbs. 'Offir' Is Conjugated Like French Verbs Ending in '-frir' and '-vrir' All French verbs that end in -frir or -vrir are conjugated this way. This includes: couvrir > to cover découvrir > to discover ouvrir > to open souffrir > to suffer recouvrir > to recover Expressions and Usage Je peux t'offrir bien davantage. > I can offer you much more than that. Nous devons leur offrir pareille possibilité. > We need to provide them with the same opportunity. J'allais vous offrir cette maison. > I was going to give you this house. Je vais lui offrir du thé. > I'm going to give him some tea. Mais vous devez offrir l'immunité. > But you'd have to offer us immunity. J'aimerais offrir une perspective différente. > I'd like to offer a different perspective. J'aimerais que nous puissions offrir plus. > I wish we were in a better position to offer more. J'aimerais lui offrir ma collection de coquillages. > I'd like to give her my shell collection. offrir quelque chose en cadeau à quelqu'un > to give somebody something as a present s'offrir [pronominal reflexive] > to offer / to give oneself [sexually] OR to offer one's services s'offrir à payer les dégâts > to offer to pay for the damage s'offrir [pronominal reciprocal] > to give or buy each other un seul moyen s'offrait à moi [pronominal intransitive] > only one course of action was open / presented itself to me un panorama exceptionnel s'offre au regard > an amazing view meets the eyes s'offrir de quelque chose [pronominal transitive] > to treat oneself to something Simple Conjugations of the Irregular French '-ir' Verb Offrir Present Future Imperfect Present participle j' offre offrirai offrais offrant tu offres offriras offrais il offre offrira offrait nous offrons offrirons offrions vous offrez offrirez offriez ils offrent offriront offraient Passé composé Auxiliary verb avoir Past participle offert Subjunctive Conditional Passé simple Imperfect subjunctive j' offre offrirais offris offrisse tu offres offrirais offris offrisses il offre offrirait offrit offrît nous offrions offririons offrîmes offrissions vous offriez offririez offrîtes offrissiez ils offrent offriraient offrirent offrissent Imperative tu offre nous offrons vous offrez Cite this Article Format mla apa chicago Your Citation Author, Staff. "How to Conjugate the Irregular French '-ir' Verb 'Offir'." ThoughtCo, May. 12, 2021, thoughtco.com/offrir-to-offer-1370582. Author, Staff. (2021, May 12). How to Conjugate the Irregular French '-ir' Verb 'Offir'. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/offrir-to-offer-1370582 Author, Staff. "How to Conjugate the Irregular French '-ir' Verb 'Offir'." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/offrir-to-offer-1370582 (accessed August 3, 2021). copy citation How to Conjugate the French Irregular Verb 'Souffrir' ('to Suffer') Simple Conjugations for the French Verb, 'Ouvrir,' Meaning 'to Open' All About French Irregular '-ir' Verbs How to Conjugate the Irregular French Verb 'Soutenir' ('to Support') How to Conjugate the Irregular French Verb "Haïr" How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Savoir' ('to Know') Conjugating Regular French '-IR' Verbs How to Conjugate the Irregular French Verb 'Dormir' Conjugate the Irregular French Verb 'Servir' All About 'Dormir,' an Irregular French Verb Like 'Partir,' 'Sortir' Conjugating the Irregular French Verb 'Devenir' (to Become) Conjugations of the French Verb Couvrir: to Cover How to Conjugate the Irregular French Verb 'Mourir' ('To Die') The Irregular French Verb 'Apprendre' ('to Learn') How to Use the Irregular French Verb "Recevoir" How to Conjugate the Irregular French Verb "Croire"