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Étudier Conjugation: How To Conjugate “To Study” In French

Étudier Conjugation: How To Conjugate “To Study” In French

The conjugation of étudier (Meaning: to study; Pronounced: etydje) is j’étudie (I study), tu étudies (you study), il, elle étudie (he, she studies), nous étudions (we study) vous étudiez (you study) and ils, elles étudient (they study).

Étudier (to study) conjugation
J'étudie I study
Tu étudies You study
Il, elle étudie He, she studies
Nous étudions We study
Vous étudiez You study
Ils, elles étudient They study

Étudier is a regular -er verb. This means means that its endings are the same as other regular -er verb such parler (to speak) and manger (to eat).

Further down this page, we’ve listed the verb conjugation charts for étudier in the following tenses. Keep reading as we’ve provided lots of example sentences for each tense.

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

Étudier conjugation table: quick overview.

Étudier conjugation table

Étudier conjugation charts

The following section contains the conjugation tables of étudier in all the major tenses with example sentences.

Present tense

In the present tense, j’etudie translates to “I study” and “I am studying”.

J'étudieI studyJ'étudie le français à Paris.I'm studying French in Paris.
Tu étudiesYou study (singular, informal)Tu étudies l'espagnol en Espagne.You're studying Spanish in Spain.
Il, elle étudieHe, she studiesElle étudie le japonais au Japon.She's studying Japanese in Japan.
Nous étudionsWe studyNous étudions l'histoire européenne.We're studying European history.
Vous étudiezYou study (plural, formal)Vous étudiez la physique à l'université.You're studying physics at the university.
Ils, elles étudientThey studyIls étudient l'italien à Rome.They're studying Italian in Rome.
Example of étudier

Passé composé

In the passé composé, a French past tense used for describing actions which occurred at specific times, j’ai étudié translates to “I studied”.

J'ai étudiéI studiedJ'ai étudié le français quand j'étais en terminal.I studied French when I was a senior.
Tu as étudiéYou studied (informal, singular)Tu as étudié l'espagnol avant de voyager au Mexique.You studied Spanish before traveling to Mexico.
Il, elle a étudiéHe, she studiedElla étudié la chimie à l'université.She studied chemistry in university.
Nous avons étudiéWe studiedNous avons étudié dans une école française.We studied in a French school.
Vous avez étudiéYou studied (formal, plural)Vous avez beaucoup étudié avant l'examen.You studied a lot before the exam.
Ils, elles ont étudiéThey studiedIls ont étudié quelques verbes avant le voyage.They studied a few verbs before the trip.

Imperfect tense

The French imperfect tense (l’imparfait) is used to express past actions which occurred at unspecified times. J’étudiais translates to “I was studying”, “I used to study” and “I studied”.

J'étudiaisI was studying, used to studyJ'étudiais le français quand j'étais un enfant.I used to study French when I was a student.
Tu étudiaisYou were studying, used to study (singular, familiar)Tu étudiais l'espagnol quand Marie a téléphoné.You were studying Spanish when Marie called.
Il, elle étudiaitHe, she was studying, used to studyElle étudiait la chimie mais maintenant elle étudie la physique.She used to study chemistry but now she studies physics.
Nous étudiionsWe were studying, used to studyAvant nous étudiions ensemble. Before we used to study together.
Vous étudiiezYou were studying, used to studyDans le passé vous étudiiez l'histoire française.In the past you used to to study French history.
Ils, elles étudiaientThey were studying, used to studyQu'est-ce qu'ils étudiaient à l'école.What were they studying in school?

Future tense

In the future tense (le futur simple), j’étudierai translates to “I will study”.

J'étudieraiI will studyJ'étudierai le français quand je serai en France.I'll study French when I'm inFrance.
Tu étudierasYou will study (familiar, singular)Tu étudieras l'espagnol quand tu seras au Mexique.You'll study Spanish when you're in Mexico.
Il, elle étudieraHe, she will studyElle étudiera l'italien en Italie.She will study Italian in Italy.
Nous étudieronsWe will studyNous étudierons l'histoire du pays avant le voyage.We'll study the country's history before the trip.
Vous étudierezYou will study (formal, plural)Est-ce que vous étudierez tous les verbes? Will you study all the verbs?
Ils, elles étudierontThey will studyIls étudieront avant de passer l'examen.They'll study before taking the exam.

Conditional tense

In the conditional tense (le conditonnel), j’étudierais translates to “I would study”.

J'étudieraisI would studyJ'étudierais le français si les verbes étaient plus faciles.I'd study French if the verbs were easier.
Tu étudieraisYou would study (familiar, singular)Tu étudierais avec moi si tu avais plus de temps.You'd study with me if you had more time.
Il, elle étudieraitHe, she would studyElle étudierait le latin si le cours était disponible. She'd study Latin if the course were available.
Nous étudierionsWe would studyNous étudierions dehors s'il faisait beau.We'd study outside if it were nice out.
Vous étudieriezYou would study (formal, plural)Vous étudieriez le thaï si c'était plus utile.You'd study Thai if it were more useful.
Ils, elles étudieraientThey would studyIls étudieraient l'espagnol s'ils avaient plus de temps libre. They'd study Spanish if they had more free time.

Subjunctive mood

The French use the subjunctive mood (le subjonctif) to express wishes, emotions and doubts. Que j’étudie translates to “that I study”.

que j'étudiethat I studyIl faut que j'étudie le français avant de voyager en France.I need to study French before traveling to France.
que tu étudiesthat you study (familiar, singular)Je veux que tu étudies avant l'examen.I want you to study before the exam.
qu'il, elle étudiethat he, she studiesJe suis heureux qu'elle étudie tous les verbes. I'm happy she's studying all the verbs.
que nous étudiionsthat we studyIl vaut mieux que nous étudiions le chinois avant de voyager en Chine.We'd better study Chinese before traveling in China.
que vous étudiiezthat you study (formal, plural)Il faut que vous étudiiez la langue avant votre départ.You need to study the language before your departure.
qu'ils, elles étudientthat they study Je ne sais s'ils étudient le vocabulaire. I don't know if they're studying the vocabulary.

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