‘Laver’ (to wash) in the present tense in French

‘Laver’ means ‘to wash’ and is a regular -ER verb in French, therefore it will use the regular endings -e, -es, -e, -ons, -ez, -ent. Here are a few examples:

  • Laver la voiture: to wash the car
  • Laver les carreaux/vitres/fenêtres: to clean the windows
  • Laver le sol: to wash the floor, to mop the floor etc.

Laver in the present tense in French

‘Laver’ au présent en français

(‘To wash’ in the present tense in French)

Sons (French audio)English translation
Je lave
I wash
Tu laves
You wash
Il lave
He washes
Elle lave
She washes
On lave
One washes
Nous lavons
We wash
Vous lavez
You wash
Ils lavent
They wash (male or male and female)
Elles lavent
They wash (female)


Check out the lesson on the present tense if you want to learn more about the present tense in French.

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