French Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in French. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in French.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in French conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
French
I speak English
je parle anglais Audio
you speak French
vous parlez français Audio
he speaks German
il parle allemand Audio
she speaks Italian
elle parle italien Audio
we speak Arabic
nous parlons l'arabe Audio
they speak Chinese
ils parlent le chinois Audio

The past tense in French conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
French
I visited France
j'ai visité la france Audio
you visited Italy
vous avez visité l'italie Audio
he visited Morocco
il a visité le maroc Audio
she visited China
elle a visité la chine Audio
we visited Mexico
nous avons visité le mexique Audio
they visited Kenya
ils ont visité le kenya Audio

The future tense in French conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
French
I will drink milk
je boirai du lait Audio
you will drink coffee
vous boirez du café Audio
he will drink tea
il boira du thé Audio
she will drink water
elle boira de l'eau Audio
we will drink apple juice
nous boirons du jus de pomme Audio
they will drink tea
ils boiront du thé Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
oreille
eye
eye Audio
œil
mouth
mouth Audio
bouche
nose
nose Audio
nez
hair
hair Audio
cheveux
face
face Audio
visage
head
head Audio
tête
heart
heart Audio
cœur
hand
hand Audio
main
fingers
fingers Audio
doigts
leg
leg Audio
jambe
feet
feet Audio
pieds

Travel Phrases in French

Imagine yourself in some French speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
French
Can you help me?
pouvez-vous m'aider ? Audio
Can I help you?
puis-je vous aider ? Audio
Where is the airport?
où est l'aéroport ? Audio
Go straight
continuez tout droit Audio
Then
puis Audio
Turn left
tournez à gauche Audio
Turn right
tournez à droite Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in French was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

French Vocabulary   French Vocabulary

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