Saturday, May 28, 2011

The form of a verb. In French!

I'm really bored. Can you not tell? I guess I'll show you guys the forms of an -er verb in French. I'll give you som examples of an -er verb, and what it means.
Adorer (To love)
Aimer (To like)
Jouer (To play)
Miauler (To meow)
Chanter (To sing)
Danser (To dance)
Travailler (To work)
Marcher (To walk)
Voyager (To travel)
Manger (To eat)

So those are just to name a few, there are a ton more as well as -ir verbs, -re verbs, and then irregular verbs, etc. But anyway, here are some pronouns...

Je (I)
Tu (You)
Il (He)
Elle (She)
Nous (Us)
Vous (You, used whn talking to an adult that's not a family member, or 2+ people)
Ils (They)
Elles (They, when all subjects are female)

So you pick any -er verb. For example, let's use the verb "adorer," which means "to love." The first thing you need to do is take of the "er" at the end.

Je ador
Tu ador
Il ador
And so on...

Then, you add a different ending to the verb, determined by the pronoun. Here are the -er verb endings.

Je:
-e

Tu:
-es

Il/Elle:
-e

Vous:
-ez

Nous:
ons

Ils/elles:
-ent

So, it would be...
Je adore
Tu adores
Il adore
Elle adore
Vous adorez
Nous adorons
Ils adorent
Elles adorent

With the ils and elles form, you do not pronounce the "ent" so you would pronounce it like "Il adore"

Sigh I know you guys probably don't really need to know this, but whatever. As you can see, I am really bored. With <3, Ali

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