To learn the French Verb Conjugation...
... You need to understand the regularity of the 3 groups of French verb conjugation:
- 1st Group (90%): e – es – e – ons – ez – ent
- 2nd Group: is – is – it – issons – issez – ssent
- 3rd Group: s – s – ./t – ons – ez – ent
Once you have understood how the French verb conjugation pattern works, you’ll be ready to speak French like a native! Learning French conjugation is made easy with the Free French Course to learn and practice online.
1st Group : -ER Verbs
The following verb is very representative of the 1st group. The -er verbs category has 7200 verbs out of 8000. The French verb conjugation pattern you'll see is always the same with other -er verbs.
PARLER (to speak)
|Je parle (I speak)||Nous parlons (We speak)|
|Tu parles (You speak)||Vous parlez (You speak)|
|Il parle (He speaks)||Ils parlent (They speak)|
|Elle parle (He speaks)||Elles parlent (They speak)|
For 7199 other verbs in this category, it’s the same story! The French verb conjugation pattern is totally similar.
MORE -ER VERBS
|CHANTER (to sing)||Je chante (I sing)|
|MANGER (to eat)||Je mange (I eat)|
|TRAVAILLER (to work)||Je travaille (I work)|
|REGARDER (to watch)||Je regarde (I watch)|
So you see how easy it is to learn 90% of the verbs in French! Let’s move to the second French verb conjugation pattern with 300 verbs:
-IR Verbs Conjugation
FINIR (to finish)
|Je finis (I finish)||Nous finissons (We finish)|
|Tu finis (You finish)||Vous finissez (You finish)|
|Il finit (He finishes)||Ils finissent (They finish)|
|Elle finit (She finishes)||Elles finissent (They finish)|
Pronunciation Tip: Note that the pronunciation of the verb is similar with all singular pronouns. And now let’s go to the next section: French verb conjugation of the 3rd group with 350 verbs!
-RE/-OIR French Verb Conjugation
VIVRE (to live)
|Je vis (I live)||Nous vivons (We live)|
|Tu vis (You live)||Vous vivez (You live)|
|Il vit (He lives)||Ils vivent (They live)|
|Elle vit (She lives)||Elles vivent (They live)|
So it takes a little bit of work, but definitely worth it! I hope French Verb Conjugation is understandable to you now.