Languages › French How to Conjugate "Répéter" (to Repeat) in French Share Flipboard Email Print 4FR / Getty Images French Vocabulary Pronunciation & Conversation Grammar Resources For Teachers by ThoughtCo 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 répéterairépèterai répétais tu répètes répéterasrépèteras répétais il répète répéterarépètera répétait nous répétons répéteronsrépèterons répétions vous répétez répéterezrépèterez répétiez ils répètent répéterontrépèteront 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 répéteraisrépèterais répétai répétasse tu répètes répéteraisrépèterais répétas répétasses il répète répéteraitrépèterait répéta répétât nous répétions répéterionsrépèterions répétâmes répétassions vous répétiez répéteriezrépèteriez répétâtes répétassiez ils répètent répéteraientrépèteraient 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 Continue Reading Learn to Conjugate the French Verb "Nettoyer" Here's How to Conjugate "Posséder" (to Possess) in French Learn to Say "I Influenced" in French Using "Influencer" Here's How to Say "Shared" and "Sharing" in French Conjugating "Ennuyer" Is Anything But Boring Learn How to Conjugate "to Travel" in French Learn How to Conjugate "Rappeler" (to Call Back) in French Learn How to Say "It's Snowing" in French How Would You Conjugate "Élever" (to Raise) in French? How to Conjugate "Ranger" (to Arrange) in French Simple Conjugations for the French Verb "Appeler" Learn How to Conjugate the French Verb "Réfléchir" (to Reflect) Learn How to Conjugate the Verb "Trouver" (to Find) in French Learn How to Say "Respected" in French Learn How to Say "Protected" in French Using "Protéger" When You Want "to Support" in French Use "Appuyer"