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Les Verbes au Présent

Languages just don't work very well without VERBS. They convey Action, states of mind, and states of being. Here are 3 common types of French verbs.

Important Verb Families

-ER Verbs -IR Verbs -RE Verbs
Parler Choisir Vendre
  • Je parle - I speak, I'm speaking
  • tu parles - you speak
  • il parle - he speaks
  • nous parlons - we speak
  • vous parlez - you (y'all) speak
  • ils parlent - they speak
  • -Er Practice
    • Je choisis - I choose, I'm choosing
    • tu choisis - you choose
    • elle choisit - she chooses
    • nous choisissons - we choose
    • vous choisissez - you (y'all) choose
    • elles choisissent - they choose
    • Je vends - I sell, I'm selling
    • tu vends - you sell
    • il vend - he sells
    • nous vendons - we sell
    • vous vendez - you (y'all) sell
    • ils vendent - they sell
  • -Ir & -Re Practice
  • The highlighted endings above will be the same for all of the verbs within a verb family.

    Test yourself:
    1. I'm watching a soccer game.
    2. When do you finish your homework?
    3. Jeanne's waiting for Marco.
    4. We're choosing a car.
    5. Where do they live?
    6. The neighbors are selling their house.
    7. Phone me tomorrow.
    8. Let's dance.
    9. I'm not cleaning my room today.
    Type your answers here.