Vendre is a common verb to use, especially in relation to business and commerce, so it is advisable that you learn its different conjugations!
Vendre is the French verb for to sell, so it would be used in the context of “I am selling my chair” which becomes “je vends ma chaise”.This verb is a common re verb, so the conjugations in French will follow the same rules as other verbs that end in re.
Vendre French Conjugation in Present Tense
As with all verbs when they are being conjugated, the verb Vendre retains its stem, which is “vend”. In this case, the stem is all that is used to say he or she sells, while I sell, and you sell you simply and an “s”.
Imperfect Tense Vendre Conjugation in French
If you owned or worked in a shop in the past and want to talk about what you used to sell over a period of time, this is the tense for you.
|Je||Vendais||I used to sell|
|Tu||Vendais||You used to sell|
|Il/Elle||Vendait||He/She used to sell|
|Nous||Vendions||We used to sell|
|Vous||Vendiez||You used to sell|
|Ils/Elles||Vendaient||They used to sell|
French Conjugation of Vendre in the Future Tense
In comparison to the conditional tense, which is explained below, this one is used for when something is certain to happen. So, if you were currently working in a store and had a new line due in, this is the tense that you would be using.
|Je||Vendrai||I will sell|
|Tu||Vendras||You will sell|
|Il/Elle||Vendra||He/She will sell|
|Nous||Vendrons||We will sell|
|Vous||Vendrez||You will sell|
|Ils/Elles||Vendront||They will sell|
As you can see, when conjugating vendre in this tense, the “r” remains with the stem of the word, instead of being dropped to add the suffix.
The French Conjugation in Conditional Tense of Vendre
This tense is used for things that may happen in the future, so if you have an ambition or a dream that has yet to happen, this is the tense that you would use.
|Je||Vendrais||I will sell|
|Tu||Vendrais||You will sell|
|Il/Elle||Vendrait||He/She will sell|
|Nous||Vendrions||We will sell|
|Vous||Vendriez||You will sell|
|Ils/Elles||Vendraient||They will sell|
At a glance, these verb conjugations could be mistaken as imperfect tense, however, when you check thoroughly you will notice a difference. In the conditional tense, the conjugation starts with “r”.
The French Vendre Conjugation in Passé Composé
As with all verbs that are conjugated in the passé composé, the conjugation of vendre in this tense will also require it to have the conjugation of avoir in the present tense.
Vendre will be in the past participle, which is vendu, while avoir precedes it.
|J’||Ai Vendu||I have sold|
|Tu||As Vendu||You have sold|
|Il/Elle||A Vendu||He/She have sold|
|Nous||Avons Vendu||We have sold|
|Vous||Avez Vendu||You have sold|
|Ils/Elles||Ont Vendu||They have sold|
Vendre French Conjugation in the Future Perfect Tense
This tense is used to say you will have done something in the future, so it isn’t a certainty per se, but it’s almost like you are willing it to happen, or you’re planning for it to happen.
As with the passé composé, it also requires the use of the verb avoir in conjugated form, with vendre following in its past participle (vendu). Only this time, avoir will be in the future tense.
|J’||Aurai Vendu||I have sold|
|Tu||Auras Vendu||You have sold|
|Il/Elle||Aura Vendu||He/She have sold|
|Nous||Aurons Vendu||We have sold|
|Vous||Aurez Vendu||You have sold|
|Ils/Elles||Auront Vendu||They have sold|
Vendre Subjunctive Tense Conjugation in French
The Pluperfect Tense Vendre Conjugation in French
French Vendre Conjugation in Le Passé Historique
Passé Antérieur Tense French Vendre Conjugation
Futur Antérieur Tense Conjugation of Vendre in French
Examples of the French Conjugation Vendre
- Je vends ma chaise - (I am selling my chair)
- Vous avez vendu votre chemise - (You have sold your shirt)
- Ils vendront des meubles - (They will be selling furniture)
- Il vendait de la glace - (He used to sell ice cream)
There are several other tenses that vendre can be conjugated into in French, however these are the most common ones that will be used. Le passé historique and passé antérieur, for example, are both used more commonly in written French instead of spoken French.
Once you learn the rules, you will be able to conjugate the verb to suit your needs with ease.
Other French Verb Conjugations can be found at the links in the list below: