Être au présent – To be in the present tense

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Être in the present tense is very useful. First of all it can be used to say where you are (je suis à Paris – I am in Paris) and how you are (je suis grand – I am tall) and how you feel for instance (je suis heureux – I am happy). Knowing all the forms of the verb will therefore help you talk about others as well. You will also need to know the present tense of Être when you’ll want to learn the past tense in French too. Let’s start:

  • Je suis – I am
  • Tu es – You are
  • Il est – He is
  • Elle est – She is
  • On est – One is
  • Nous sommes – We are
  • Vous êtes – You are (more than one or formal)
  • Ils sont – They are (male, male and female)
  • Elles sont – They are (female only)

Complete these exercises to practise your knowledge of “to be” in the present tense in French

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