The French for arrive is the verb arriver

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French for arrive is the regular ER verb arriver, fully conjugated here in all the main tenses that are used in modern French language.
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For example: Nous sommes sur le point d’arriver chez nos grand-parents.

Which means: We’re about to arrive at our grandparents’.

So, if you want to know how to say arrive in French, how to express the verb in all the main tenses, here it is. Remember, that arriver uses the auxiliary verb être in the compound tenses. The past participle arrivé also adds an extra e in the feminine.


The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb arriver - French for arrive

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Here you’ll learn the conjugations of arriver, which is French for arrive.

  • I arrive
  • you arrived
  • he will arrive
  • we would arrive
  • they may arrive
The Verb Conjugation Tables below for arriver, enable you to practise your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Do both many times over.

VERB CONJUGATION TABLE arriver
Simple Tenses arriver
TENSE
je/j’
tu
il
nous
vous
ils
Present
Présent
arrive
arrive arrives arrive arrivons arrivez arrivent
Past Imperfect
Imparfait
arrived
arrivais arrivais arrivait arrivions arriviez arrivaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple
arrived
arrivai arrivas arriva arrivâmes arrivâtes arrivèrent
Future
Futur
will arrive
arriverai arriveras arrivera arriverons arriverez arriveront
Conditional
Conditionnel
would arrive
arriverais arriverais arriverait arriverions arriveriez arriveraient
Subjunctive
Subjonctif
may arrive
arrive arrives arrive arrivions arriviez arrivent
Compound Tenses arriver with être
Present Perfect
Passé Composé
have arrived
suis arrivé(e) es arrivé(e) est arrivé(e) sommes arrivé(e) êtes arrivé(e) sont arrivé(e)
Past Perfect
Plus-que-Parfait
had arrived
étais arrivé(e) étais arrivé(e) était arrivé(e) étions arrivé(e) étiez arrivé(e) étaient arrivé(e)
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur
will have arrived
serai arrivé(e) seras arrivé(e) sera arrivé(e) serons arrivé(e) serez arrivé(e) seront arrivé(e)
Conditional Perfect
Conditionnel Passé
would have arrived
serais arrivé(e) serais arrivé(e) serait arrivé(e) serions arrivé(e) seriez arrivé(e) seraient arrivé(e)
Imperative
Imperatif
arrive!
arrive ! arrivons ! arrivez !

Present Indicative Tense conjugations of arriver the French for arrive
présent de l’indicatif

j’arrive
- I arrive
tu arrives
- you arrive - (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on arrive
- he, she, it, one arrives
nous arrivons
- we arrive
vous arrivez
- you arrive (formal or plural)
ils, elles arrivent
- they arrive

Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of arriver, the French for arrive
imparfait de l’indicatif

j’arrivais
- I arrived
- I was arriving
tu arrivais
- you arrived- (familiar or informal)
- you were arriving
il, elle, on arrivait
- he, she, it, one arrived
- he, she, it, one was arriving
nous arrivions
- we arrived
- we were arriving
vous arriviez
- you arrived- (formal or plural)
- you were arriving
ils, elles arrivaient
- they arrived
- they were arriving

Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of arriver, the French for arrive
passé simple

j’arrivai
- I arrived
tu arrivas
- you arrived (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on arriva
- he, she, it, one arrived
nous arrivâmes
- we arrived
vous arrivâtes
- you arrived- (formal or plural)
ils, elles arrivèrent
they arrived
(The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

Future Tense conjugations of arriver
futur

j’arriverai
- I will arrive
tu arriveras
- you will arrive (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on arrivera
- he, she, it, one will arrive
nous arriverons
- we will arrive
vous arriverez
- you will arrive (formal or plural)
ils, elles arriveront
- they will arrive

Conditional Tense conjugations of arriver
conditionnel

j’arriverais
- I would arrive
tu arriverais
- you would arrive (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on arriverait
- he, she, it, one would arrive
nous arriverions
- we would arrive
vous arriveriez
- you would arrive (formal or plural)
ils, elles arriveraient
- they would arrive

Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of arriver, the French for arrive
présent de subjonctif

que j’arrive
- that I may arrive
que tu arrives
- that you may arrive (familiar or informal)
qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on arrive
- that he, she, it, one may arrive
que nous arrivions
- that we may arrive
que vous arriviez
- that you may arrive (formal or plural)
qu’ils, qu’elles arrivent
- that they may arrive

The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb arriver - the verb ‘to arrive’ in French - using être

Past Participle of arriver is: arrivé - arrived.

The past participle is very important as it forms the various compound tenses, four of which are used in modern French conversation and writing.

Note: arriver uses the auxiliary verb être in the compound tenses (not avoir). The past participle agrees with gender of the subject so arrivé also adds an extra e in the feminine.

Check out the tenses in the tables below.

  • I have arrived
  • you had arrived
  • he will have arrived
  • we would have arrived

Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of arriver - French for arrive
passé composé

Here’s the French for arrive conjugated with all the pronouns in the present perfect tense.
je suis arrivé(e)
- I have arrived or I did arrive or
- I arrived
tu es arrivé(e)
- you have arrived or you did arrive - (familiar or informal) or
- you arrived
il, elle, on est arrivé(e)
- he, she, it, one has arrived or did arrive
- he, she, it arrived
nous sommes arrivé(e)
- we have arrived or we did arrive
- we arrived
vous êtes arrivé(e)
- you have arrived or you did arrive (formal or plural) or
- or we arrived
ils, elles sont arrivé(e)
- they have arrived or they did arrive
- they arrived

Past Perfect Indicative or Pluperfect Tense conjugations of arriver - arrive in French
plus-que-parfait de l’indicatif

Here’s the French for -arrive conjugated with all the pronouns in the past perfect tense.
j'étais arrivé(e)
- I had arrived
tu étais arrivé(e)
- you had arrived- (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on était arrivé(e)
- he, she, it, one had arrived
nous étions arrivé(e)
- we had arrived
vous étiez arrivé(e)
- you had arrived (formal or plural)
ils, elles étaient arrivé(e)
- they had arrived

Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of arriver, the French for arrive
futur antérieur

je serai arrivé(e)
- I will have arrived
tu seras arrivé(e)
- you will have arrived- (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on sera arrivé(e)
- he, she, it, one will have arrived
nous serons arrivé(e)
- we will have arrived
vous serez arrivé(e)
- you will have arrived- (formal or plural)
ils, elles seront arrivé(e)
- they will have arrived

Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of arriver, the French for arrive
conditionnel passé

je serais arrivé(e)
- I would have arrived
tu serais arrivé(e)
- you would have arrived- (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on serait arrivé(e)
- he, she, it, one would have arrived
nous serions arrivé(e)
- we would have arrived
vous seriez arrivé(e)
- you would have arrived- (formal or plural)
ils, elles seraient arrivé(e)
- they would have arrived

Imperative Tense conjugations of arriver, the French for arrive
impératif

arrive !
- arrive!
arrivons !
- let’s arrive!
arrivez !
- arrive!

Present Participle of arriver

arrivant - arriving

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