How to Conjugate 'Rejoindre' (to Rejoin, Get Back To)

Simple Conjugations for the French Verb 'Rejoindre'

The French verb rejoindre means "to rejoin," "to get back to." It is an irregular verb, which means you need to memorize the conjugation pattern if you hope to use the word properly in conversation.

How to Conjugate the French Verb Rejoindre

With a regular -re verb, you would drop the infinitive ending and replace it with the ending that matches the subject pronoun and the tense. But that's not the case with all verbs.

With rejoindre, an irregular verb, you must commit the conjugations to memory. There's some good news: All French verbs that end in  -aindre-eindre and -oindre are conjugated the same way. The tables below will help you learn.

 PresentFutureImperfectPresent participle
jerejoinsrejoindrairejoignaisrejoignant
turejoinsrejoindrasrejoignais
ilrejointrejoindrarejoignait
nousrejoignonsrejoindronsrejoignions
vousrejoignezrejoindrezrejoigniez
ilsrejoignentrejoindrontrejoignaient
 
 SubjunctiveConditionalPassé simpleImperfect subjunctive
jerejoignerejoindraisrejoignisrejoignisse
turejoignesrejoindraisrejoignisrejoignisses
ilrejoignerejoindraitrejoignitrejoignît
nousrejoignionsrejoindrionsrejoignîmesrejoignissions
vousrejoigniezrejoindriezrejoignîtesrejoignissiez
ilsrejoignentrejoindraientrejoignirentrejoignissent
 
 Imperative
(tu)rejoins
(nous)rejoignons
(vous)rejoignez

How to Use Rejoindre in the Past Tense

The most common way to put a verb in the past tense is to use the passé composé.

With this compound tense, you use the verb's auxiliary verb and past participle. Rejoindre's auxiliary verb is avoir and the past participle is rejoint.

For example:

J'ai rejoint le groupe.
I rejoined the group.

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