Languages › French How to Conjugate the French Verb 'Peindre' ('to Paint') Share Flipboard Email Print Tatiana Kolesnikova/Moment/Getty Images French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Team Updated February 28, 2020 Peindre is an irregular French -re verb that means to "paint." The conjugation of this verb, which can be used both transitively and intransitively, doesn't adhere to the regular conjugation patterns of French -re verbs, but it does share similarities with a group of other irregular -re verbs ending in -eindre, -aindre, and -oindre. There are further irregular -re groups centered around prendre, battre, mettre, and rompre that also exhibit some similarities. And there is a final group of irregular French -re verbs so irregular they share conjugation patterns with no other verbs; they are unique. 'Peindre' Is an Irregular Verb Ending in '-eindre' French verbs that end in -eindre, -oindre, and -aindre all share conjugation patterns, meaning they are all conjugated in the same way. Learn how to conjugate a verb in one of these groups, and you'll understand how to conjugate other verbs in the group. Note that the conjugation table below shows simple conjugations of the verb peindre; the compound tenses, which include a conjugated form of the auxiliary verb avoir and the past participle peint, are not included. Here are a few examples of verbs ending in -eindre, -oindre, and -aindre. Verbs Ending in '-eindre' All French verbs that end in -eindre are conjugated the same way: astreindre > to compel, to force atteindre > to attain, to reach ceindre > to don, to put on dépeindre > to depict déteindre > to bleach, to leach empreindre > to imprint enfreindre > to infringe, to break épreindre > to juice éteindre > to extinguish, to snuff out étreindre > to embrace, to clutch feindre > to feign geindre > to groan, whine peindre > to paint repeindre > to repaint restreindr > to restrict, to limit reteindre > to dye again teindre > to dye Verbs Ending in '-oindre' All French verbs ending in -oindre are conjugated the same way: adjoindre > to appoint conjoindre > to unite disjoindre > to disconnect, to separate enjoindre > to enjoin or charge someone to do something oindre > to anoint rejoindre > to rejoin, to get back to Verbs Ending in '-aindre' All French verbs that end in -aindre are conjugated the same way: contraindre > to force, to compel craindre > to fear plaindre > to pity, to feel sorry for 'Peindre': Usage and Expressions peindre à la bombe / au pistolet > to spray-paint peindre au pinceau / rouleau > to paint with a brush / roller peindre à l'huile / à l'eau > to paint in oils / in watercolors peindre sur soie / verre > to paint on silk / glass se peindre > to be painted on se représenter en peinture > to paint one's (own) portrait peindre dans un écrit > to portray oneself [in writing] se peindre le visage > to paint one's face la surprise se peignit sur son visage > surprise showed on her face Simple Conjugations of the Irregular '-er' Verb 'Peindre' Present Future Imperfect Present participle je peins peindrai peignais peignant tu peins peindras peignais il peint peindra peignait Passé composé nous peignons peindrons peignions Auxiliary verb avoir vous peignez peindrez peigniez Past participle peint ils peignent peindront peignaient Subjunctive Conditional Passé simple Imperfect subjunctive je peigne peindrais peignis peignisse tu peignes peindrais peignis peignisses il peigne peindrait peignit peignît nous peignions peindrions peignîmes peignissions vous peigniez peindriez peignîtes peignissiez ils peignent peindraient peignirent peignissent Imperative (tu) peins (nous) peignons (vous) peignez Cite this Article Format mla apa chicago Your Citation Team, ThoughtCo. 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