French Intermediate Demo – Verbs in the Present Tense

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VERBS IN THE PRESENT TENSE

The present tense describes actions that are happening now, reports current conditions or traits, and describes customary events.

  EXAMPLES

Véronique parle français avec sa famille.
Véronique speaks French with her family.

Il fait chaud sur la Côte d’Azur au mois d’août.
It is hot on the French Riviera in the month of August.

Nous voyons toujours les nouveaux films avec Jean Dujardin.
We always see the new Jean Dujardin films.

HOW DO YOU FORM THE PRESENT?

1. REGULAR VERBS

The infinitives of all regular verbs in French end with -ER, -IR, or -RE.

Here are the full conjugations of three regular verbs in the present tense:

Here are some more common regular verbs in French. You undoubtedly know a number of them already.

2. IRREGULAR VERBS

Here are four irregular verbs you studied in Level One. You should make sure that you know them really well because they are used all the time!