Languages › French Learn How to Conjugate "Revoir" (to See Again) in French A French Lesson in an Irregular Verb Conjugation Share Flipboard Email Print Image Source getty Images French Vocabulary Pronunciation & Conversation Grammar Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated February 21, 2020 When trying to remember that the French revoir means "to see again" or "to meet again," think of it as "reviewing" something or someone. It's a simple memory trick, but it won't help you learn the conjugations of the verb. Instead, you'll have to do some studying so you can form its present, past, or future tenses and this lesson will help you out. The Basic Conjugations of Revoir Revoir is an irregular verb, which means that it does not follow a common conjugation pattern. However, it is a form of the common verb voir, which means "to see." It, along with other variants like prévoir (to foresee), use the same conjugations. Studying these as a group will make each much easier to memorize. Using the chart, you can find the basic conjugations for the indicative verb mood, which includes the present, future, and imperfect past tenses. These are the forms of revoir that you'll use most often. All you need to do is match the subject pronoun with the tense. For instance, "I am seeing again" is je revois and "we will see again" is nous reverrons. Present Future Imperfect je revois reverrai revoyais tu revois reverras revoyais il revoit reverra revoyait nous revoyons reverrons revoyions vous revoyez reverrez revoyiez ils revoient reverront revoyaient The Present Participle of Revoir The present participle of revoir is revoyant. It is a verb, of course, though there are some instances when it may also act as a noun or adjective. Revoir in the Compound Past Tense For the past tense, you can use the passé composé. This is a French compound that pairs an auxiliary verb with the past participle revu. To form it, conjugate avoir into the present tense, then add revu. This leaves you with phrases such as j'ai revu for "I saw again" and nous avons revu for "we saw again." More Simple Conjugations of Revoir There are a few more basic conjugations you may need in some conversations. The subjunctive is used when the act is in some way questionable. The conditional is for those times when conditions apply to the act. You should encounter the passé simple and the imperfect subjunctive only in written French as these are literary tenses. Subjunctive Conditional Passé Simple Imperfect Subjunctive je revoie reverrais revis revisse tu revoies reverrais revis revisses il revoie reverrait revit revît nous revoyions reverrions revîmes revissions vous revoyiez reverriez revîtes revissiez ils revoient reverraient revirent revissent The French imperative is the one time when it's okay to leave the subject pronoun out. For this, you can shorten tu revois to revois. Imperative (tu) revois (nous) revoyons (vous) revoyez Learn How to Conjugation "Plaire" (to Please) in French Here's How to Conjugate "Paraître" (to Seem) in French Learn to Conjugate the French Verb "Nettoyer" Learn How to Conjugate "Se Taire" (to Be Quiet) in French How to Conjugate the French Verb "Payer" (to Pay) How to Conjugate the French Verb "Promener" (to Walk) How Do You Say 'Remember' in French? Learn How to Conjugate "Prêter" (to Loan) in French Learn How to Conjugate "to Travel" in French Here's How to Say "Shared" and "Sharing" in French Learn How to Say "Singing" and "Sang" in French Learn How to Conjugate "Suggérer" (to Suggest) in French "Snuff Out" the French Conjugations of "Éteindre" How Do You to Conjugate the French Verb "Rentrer" (to Return)? Learn How to Conjugate "Rappeler" (to Call Back) in French How to "Missed" in French Using "Manquer"