‘Mettre’ (to put) in the present tense in French

    ‘Mettre’ means ‘to put’ although it does have quite a lot of other English translations (to place, to apply, to lay, to put on etc.) and is an irregular -RE verb in French. It’s a verb that you should definitely know off by heart since it is used heavily in so many contexts. Here are a few handy expressions:


    • Mettre cinq minutes – To take five minutes
    • Mettre la table – To lay the table
    • Mettre une chemise – To put on a shirt
    • Mettre sur la table – To put on the table
    • Mettre la radio – To put the radio on
    • Mettre de la colle – To apply some glue

    Mettre in the present tense in French

    ‘Mettre’ au présent en français (‘To put’ in the present tense in French)Sons (French audio)‘To put’ au présent en français (‘Mettre’ in the present tense in French)
    Je mets
    I put
    Tu mets
    You put
    Il met
    He puts
    Elle met
    She puts
    On met
    One puts
    Nous mettons
    We put
    Vous mettez
    You put
    Ils mettent
    They put (male or male and female)
    Elles mettent
    They put (female)


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

    Elsewhere on the web - Lawless French

    Check the Lawless French lesson about mettre in the present tense for some extra learning.


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