French Verb Conjugation

French verb conjugationTo learn the French Verb Conjugation, you need to understand the regularity of the 3 groups of verbs:

  1. 1st Group (90%): e – es – e – ons – ez – ent
  2. 2nd Group: is – is – it – issons – issez – ssent
  3. 3rd Group: s – s – ./t – ons – ez – ent

Once you have understood how if works, you’ll be ready to speak French like a native! Learning French by doing is made easy with the quizzes to practice online.

1. -ER Verb Conjugation

The following verb is very representative of the 1st group. The -er verbs category has 7200 verbs out of 8000. The pattern you’ll see is always the same with other -er verbs.

PARLER (to speak)

Je parle (I speak)

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Nous parlons (We speak)

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Tu parles (You speak)

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Vous parlez (You speak)

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Il parle (He speaks)

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Ils parlent (They speak)

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Elle parle (He speaks)

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Elles parlent (They speak)

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Pronunciation Tip: The pronunciation of the verb is EXACTLY the same with je, tu ,il/elle, ils/elles. In short, the pronunciation changes with nous (-ons) and vous (-ez).
For 7199 other verbs in this category, it’s the same story!

MORE -ER VERBS

CHANTER (to sing) Je chante (I sing)

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MANGER (to eat) Je mange (I eat)

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TRAVAILLER (to work) Je travaille (I work)

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REGARDER (to watch) Je regarde (I watch)

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Take the -er verbs Quiz! So you see how easy it is to learn 90% of the French verbs! Let’s move to the second conjugation pattern with 300 verbs:

2. -IR Verb Conjugation

FINIR (to finish)

Je finis (I finish)

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Nous finissons (We finish)

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Tu finis (You finish)

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Vous finissez (You finish)

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Il finit (He finishes)

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Ils finissent (They finish)

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Elle finit (She finishes)

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Elles finissent (They finish)

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Take the -ir verbs Quiz! Pronunciation Tip: Note that the pronunciation of the verb is similar with all singular pronouns. And now let’s go to the next section: the 3rd group with 350 verbs!

3. -RE/-OIR Verb Conjugation

VIVRE (to live)

Je vis (I live)

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Nous vivons (We live)

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Tu vis (You live)

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Vous vivez (You live)

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Il vit (He lives)

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Ils vivent (They live)

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Elle vit (She lives)

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Elles vivent (They live)

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VOIR (to see)

  • Je vois (I see)

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Take the -re -oir verbs Quiz! So it takes a little bit of work, but definitely worth it! I hope French Verb Conjugation is understandable to you now.

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