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Choisir – to choose

The conjugation of choisir (Meaning: To choose; Pronunciation: ʃwaziʀ) is je choisis (I choose), tu choisis (you choose), il, elle choisit (he, she chooses), nous choisissons (we choose), vous choisissez (you choose) and ils, elles choisissent (they choose).

Choisir Conjugation:
Je choisis  I choose
Tu choisis You choose
Il/elle choisit He/she chooses
Nous choisissons We choose
Vous choisissez You choose
Ils/elles choisissent They choose

Choisir is a regular -ir verb. This means that its endings when conjugated in the present tense are the same as other regular -ir verbs such as finir (to finish).

This page will cover conjugations charts with example sentences (see further down the page) for choisir in six major verb tenses including:

  • Present tense
  • Passé composé
  • Imperfect tense
  • Future tense
  • Conditional tense
  • Subjunctive mood

Choisir conjugation table – quick overview

Chosir conjugation table

Choisir conjugation tables

Present tense

In the present tense, je choisis translates to “I choose” and “I am choosing”.

Je choisisI chooseJe choisis la pizza napolitaine.I'm choosing the Neapolitan pizza.
Tu choisisYou choose (familiar, singular)Tu choisis la glace à la vanille.You're choosing vanilla ice cream.
Il, elle choisitHe, she choosesElle choisit de venir avec nous. She chooses to come with us.
Nous choisissonsWe chooseNous choisissons de partir demain.We're choosing to leave tomorrow.
Vous choisissezYou choose (formal, plural)Vous choisissez d'apprendre tous les verbes.You chose to learn all the verbs.
Ils, elles choisissentThey chooseIls choisissent de passer un mois en France.They chose to spend one month in France.

Passé composé

The French use the passé composé to express actions which happened at defined times. J’ai choisi translates to “I chose”.

J'ai choisiI choseJ'ai choisi de passer un an en France.I chose to spend a year in France.
Tu as choisiYou chose (familiar, singular)Tu as choisi de continuer tes études.You chose to continue your studies.
Il, elle a choisiHe, she choseElle a choisi d'apprendre l'italien.She chose to learn Italian.
Nous avons choisiWe choseNous avons choisi de fêter le Nouvel An à Paris.We chose to celebrate New Years in Paris.
Vous avez chosiYou chose (formal, plural)Vous avez choisi de passer vos vacances aux États-Unis.You chose to spend your vacation in the United States.
Ils, elles ont choisiThey choseIls ont choisi de dîner au restaurant grec.They chose to dine in the Greek restaurant.

Imperfect tense

In the imperfect tense (l’imparfait), je choisissais translates to “I was choosing” and “I used to choose”. This tense doesn’t work very well for the example sentences for the verb choisir, so we’ve just included the conjugations below.

Je choisissaisI was choosing, used to choose
Tu choisissaisYou were choosing, used to choose (familiar, singular)
Il, elle choisissaitHe, she was choosing, used to choose
Nous choisissionsWe were choosing, used to choose
Vous choisissiezYou were choosing, used to choose (formal, plural)
Ils, elles choisissaientThey were choosing, used to choose

Future tense

In the future tense (le future simple), je choisirai translates to “I will choose”.

Je choisiraiI will chooseJe choisirai le filet mignon. I will choose the filet mignon.
Tu choisirasYou (familiar, singular)Tu choisiras de partir demain.You will choose to leave tomorrow.
Il, elle choisiraHe, she will chooseElle choisira de voyager en France.She will choose to travel in France.
Nous choisironsWe will chooseNous choisirons ce cours de langue. We will choose this language course.
Vous choisirezYou (formal, plural)Vous choisirez ce restaurant.You will chose this restaurant.
Ils, elles choisirontThey will chooseIls choisiront de faire un voyage en Asie.They will choose to take a trip to Asia.

Conditional tense

In the conditional tense, je choisirais translates to “I would choose”.

Je choisiraisI would chooseJe choisirais la voiture rouge si elle était disponible.I'd choose the red car if it were available.
Tu choisiraisYou would choose (familiar, singular)Tu choisirais la nouvelle maison si tu avais plus d'argent.You'd choose the new house if you had more money.
Il, elle choisiraitHe, she would chooseElle choisirait de partir demain si c'était possible.She'd choose to leave tomorrow if it were possible.
Nous choisirionsWe would chooseNous choisirions le filet mignon si le prix était plus bas.We'd choose the filet mignon if there price were lower.
Vous choisiriezYou would choose (formal, plural)Qu'est-ce que vous choisiriez de faire si vous aviez plus de temps?What would you choose to do if you had more time?
Ils, elles choisiraientThey would chooseIls choisirait de rester ici s'ils avaient une réservation.They'd choose to stay here if they had a reservation.

Subjunctive mood

In French, the subjunctive mood (le subjonctif) is used to express wishes, emotions and doubts.

que je choisissethat I chooseIl faut que je choisisse une chanson.I need to choose a song.
que tu choisissesthat you choose (familiar, singular)Je veux que tu choisisses le restaurant.I want you to choose the restaurant.
qu'il, elle choisissethat he, she choosesJe suis content qu'elle choisisse une bonne école.I'm happy she's choosing a good school.
que nous choisissionsthat we chooseIl faut que nous choisissions une bonne voiture. We need to choose a good car.
que vous choisissiezthat you choose (formal, plural)Je souaite que vous choisissiez un bon hôtel.I hope you choose a good hotel.
qu'ils, elles choisissentthat they chooseIl faut qu'ils choisissent de bonnes places pour le concert. They need to choose good seats for the concert.

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