Languages › French How to Conjugate "Suggérer" (to Suggest) in French Share Flipboard Email Print Compassionate Eye Foundation/Hiep Vu Getty French Vocabulary Pronunciation & Conversation Grammar Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated January 17, 2020 The French verb suggérer looks very similar to its English meaning, "to suggest." While that makes it easier to remember, you'll still need to conjugate it to say things such as "we suggested" and "I am suggesting." Don't worry, a quick lesson will help you memorize the essential forms of suggérer you need. The Basic Conjugations of Suggérer Suggérer is a stem-changing verb and that does complicate this conjugation a bit. In the indicative mood, which includes the basic present, future, and imperfect past tenses, you'll notice that the accented é changes in some forms to è. Also, in the future tense, you have the option of either accent. Using the chart, you can study these conjugations by finding the subject pronoun and the corresponding tense required for your sentence. As an example, je suggére means "I am suggesting" while nous suggérions means "we suggested." Present Future Imperfect je suggère suggéreraisuggèrerai suggérais tu suggères suggérerassuggèreras suggérais il suggère suggérerasuggèrera suggérait nous suggérons suggéreronssuggèrerons suggérions vous suggérez suggérerezsuggèrerez suggériez ils suggèrent suggérerontsuggèreront suggéraient The Present Participle of Suggérer When you add -ant to the radical of suggérer, you form the present participle suggérant. This can be used as a verb, of course, though it also has the potential to become a noun or adjective in some circumstances. Suggérer in the Compound Past Tense Passé composé is the French compound past tense. It combines the past participle suggéré with the auxiliary verb avoir. Begin by conjugating avoir into the present tense to match the subject, then add the past participle. For example, "I suggested" is j'ai suggéré and "we suggested" is nous avons suggéré. More Simple Conjugations of Suggérer When you need to question whether the act of suggesting will happen, you can use the subjunctive. If the action is dependent on certain conditions, the conditional may be used. The literary tenses of the passé simple and the imperfect subjunctive are typically reserved for written French, though they are good to know as well. Subjunctive Conditional Passé Simple Imperfect Subjunctive je suggère suggéreraissuggèrerais suggérai suggérasse tu suggères suggéreraissuggèrerais suggéras suggérasses il suggère suggéreraitsuggèrerait suggéra suggérât nous suggérions suggérerionssuggèrerions suggérâmes suggérassions vous suggériez suggéreriezsuggèreriez suggérâtes suggérassiez ils suggèrent suggéreraientsuggèreraient suggérèrent suggérassent There may also be times when you'll want to use suggérer in the French imperative. When you do, it's acceptable to skip the subject pronoun and simply say suggérons. Imperative (tu) suggère (nous) suggérons (vous) suggérez Learn to Conjugate the French Verb "Nettoyer" How to Conjugate the French Verb "Promener" (to Walk) Here's How to Say "Shared" and "Sharing" in French How to Conjugate the French Verb "Payer" (to Pay) Learn How to Conjugation "Plaire" (to Please) in French Learn How to Conjugate "to Travel" in French Learn How to Say "Singing" and "Sang" in French Learn How to Conjugate "Se Taire" (to Be Quiet) in French Learn How to Conjugate "Revoir" (to See Again) in French Here's How to Conjugate "Paraître" (to Seem) in French Learn How to Conjugate "Prêter" (to Loan) in French "Throw" the Conjugations of "Lancer" Into Your French Vocabulary Learn How to Conjugate "Rappeler" (to Call Back) in French Learn to Conjugate the French Verb "Tuer" (to Kill) How to "Missed" in French Using "Manquer" Learn How to Say "Protected" in French Using "Protéger"