French Tenses

French regular verbs in the Present Tense 


The Present Tense

 When to use it: To talk about what is happening at the moment or now, what happens usually or normally.

 How to form it: Many French verbs are regular -er verbs. The infinitive ends in -er. e.g. jouerregarderécouterarriver.


Je perds - i lose

tu perds - you (sg) lose

it/elle/on perd  - he/she/it loses

nous perdons - we lose

vous perdez - you (pl) lose

ils/elles perdent  - they lose 

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je regrade - i watch

tu regardes- you (sg) watch

it/elle/on regarde- he/se/it watches

nous regardons- we watch

vous regardez- you (pl) watch

ils/elles regardent- they watch 


Je finis - i finish

tu finis - you (sg) finish

il/elle/on finit - he/she/it finishes

nous finissons - we finish

vous finissez - you (pl) finish

ils/elles finissent - they finish 

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Thanks this is quite helpful as a reminder. Is it possible for you to do the future and past tenses as well.


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