How do you use French etre?

How do you conjugate être in French?

Let’s conjugate ÊTRE

  1. I am = Je suis. I am a woman = Je suis une femme.
  2. You are = Tu es (casual) You are so friendly = Tu es si gentil.
  3. She is = Elle est. …
  4. He is = Il est. …
  5. We are = on est. …
  6. We are = nous sommes. …
  7. You are = vous êtes (formal or you all) …
  8. They are = Elles sont (for an exclusively feminine group)

What form of être do you use for I?

Verb tables: Etre

Person Present (I am) Imperfect (I was / was being)
1st Singular. je suis j’étais
2nd Singular tu es tu étais
3rd Singular il / elle / on … est il (..) était
1st plural nous sommes nous étions

What is an être verb?

The French verb être means to be. It can be used in its various conjugations to form descriptions when paired with adjectives. The different subject pronouns require different forms of the verb.

How do you form être?

Agreement. When you form the perfect tense with être, the past participle agrees with the subject of the verb (the person doing the action). If the subject pronoun is feminine and singular, you need to add -e to the past participle of the main verb → allée.

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Is Parler avoir or être?

To form it for parler, you will use the auxiliary verb avoir along with the past participle parlé.

Is être regular or irregular?

The verb être (to be) is an irregular verb in the present tense.

Why is the verb être important?

Être is one of the two most important French verbs (avoir is the other one) and has irregular conjugations in just about every tense and mood. Être literally means “to be,” but also serves as an auxiliary verb and is the key to the passive voice.

Is être masculine or feminine?

Note that when être is used as the auxiliary in compound tenses such as Le Passé Composé, the past participle must always agree in gender and number with the subject of the verb.

Related lessons.

Masculine Feminine
Plural -s -es

What are the 13 etre verbs?

Each letter in ADVENT stands for one of the verbs and its opposite, plus one extra verb, for a total of thirteen.

  • Arriver – Partir.
  • Descendre – Monter.
  • Venir – Aller.
  • Entrer – Sortir.
  • Naître – Mourir.
  • Tomber – Rester.
  • Retourner.