Languages › French How to Conjugate "Répéter" (to Repeat) in French Share Flipboard Email Print 4FR / Getty Images French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers By Staff Author Updated June 11, 2019 When you want to say "repeated" or "repeating" in French, you'll use the verb répéter. Yet, to get it into the past or present tense, a conjugation is necessary. In this lesson, we'll introduce you to the most common and simplest forms of the verb so you can use it in a sentence. The Basic Conjugations of Répéter French verb conjugations are required in order to form complete sentences. Unlike English, which has only a few conjugations, French gives you a new form of the verb for every subject pronoun within each tense. This means that you'll have more words to memorize. Répéter is a stem-changing verb. This is apparent in the indicative mood and the present, future, and imperfect past tenses in the chart. Notice how in some forms, the second e remains an é and in others, it changes to an è. Also, you'll find that in the future tense, either option is available to you. Other than that difference in spelling, you'll find that the endings attached to the verb stem (répét-) are the same used for regular -er verbs. In that sense, these conjugations can be easier if you already know some of those conjugations. With that, match the subject pronoun with the proper tense for your sentence. For example, "I am repeating" is je répète and "we will repeat" is nous répéterons. Present Future Imperfect je répète répéterai répèterai répétais tu répètes répéteras répèteras répétais il répète répétera répètera répétait nous répétons répéterons répèterons répétions vous répétez répéterez répèterez répétiez ils répètent répéteront répèteront répétaient The Present Participle of Répéter The present participle of répéter also follows a regular pattern by adding an -ant ending without a stem change. The result is the word répétant. Répéter in the Compound Past Tense In French, the compound past tense is the passé composé. This is constructed by conjugating avoir to the subject's present tense and following it with the past participle répété. It comes together simply with j'ai répété meaning "I repeated" and nous avons répété meaning "we repeated." More Simple Conjugations of Répéter There will be times when you don't know if something was repeated and this is when the subjunctive will be useful. Then again, if something will be repeated only if something else happens, you'll use the conditional. The passé simple and the imperfect subjunctive are literary tenses found frequently in formal writing. Subjunctive Conditional Passé Simple Imperfect Subjunctive je répète répéterais répèterais répétai répétasse tu répètes répéterais répèterais répétas répétasses il répète répéterait répèterait répéta répétât nous répétions répéterions répèterions répétâmes répétassions vous répétiez répéteriez répèteriez répétâtes répétassiez ils répètent répéteraient répèteraient répétèrent répétassent To order or request someone to "Repeat!" in French, use the imperative. When doing so, skip the subject pronoun and simply say, "Répète !" Imperative (tu) répète (nous) répétons (vous) répétez Cite this Article Format mla apa chicago Your Citation Author, Staff. "How to Conjugate "Répéter" (to Repeat) in French." ThoughtCo, May. 12, 2021, thoughtco.com/repeter-to-repeat-1370813. Author, Staff. (2021, May 12). How to Conjugate "Répéter" (to Repeat) in French. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/repeter-to-repeat-1370813 Author, Staff. "How to Conjugate "Répéter" (to Repeat) in French." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/repeter-to-repeat-1370813 (accessed May 17, 2021). copy citation How to Conjugate the French Verb "Nettoyer" How to Conjugate the French Verb "Promener" (to Walk) How to Conjugate "Posséder" (to Possess) in French Learn How to Conjugate "Sécher" (to Dry) Learn Simple Conjugations of "Rappeler" (to Call Back) How to Conjugate the French Verb "Payer" (to Pay) Learn the Conjugates of "Peser" (to Weigh) in French Conjugate the French Verb "Voyager" Learn to Conjugate the French Verb "Tuer" (to Kill) Simple Conjugations of "Partager" (to Share) How to Conjugate "Protéger" (to Protect) in French How to Conjugate "Trouver" (to Find) in French How to Conjugate "Suggérer" (to Suggest) in French Learn the Conjugations for "Rêver" (to Dream) in French How to Conjugate "Appuyer" (to Support or to Lean On) How to Conjugate "Espérer"