Learn about être – to be in the present tense

Learn about être in the present in French. You need to know it well to be able to use the passé composé (Perfect tense) in French. Read and listen carefully and check the translations. You can hide the French or English to help you test yourself.

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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 or male and female)
Elles sont
They have (female only)

Elsewhere on the web - BBC Bitesize

Check the BBC Bitesize guide about verbs with être in the perfect tense.


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