‘Passer’ (to pass/come/spend) in the present tense in French

    ‘Passer’ means ‘to pass/come/spend’ 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:

    • Passer te voir: to come to see you
    • Passer des vacances en France: to spend holidays in France
    • Passer deux heures chez toi: to spend two hours at yours
    • Passer le sel: to pass the salt
    • Passer un examen: to take an exam
    • Passer l’aspirateur: to hoover/vacuum

    Passer in the present tense in French

    ‘Passer’ au présent en français

    (‘To pass/come/spend’ in the present tense in French)

    Sons (French audio)English translation
    Je passe
    I pass / come / spend
    Tu passes
    You pass / come / spend
    Il passe
    He passes / comes / spends
    Elle passe
    She passes / comes / spends
    On passe
    One passes / comes / spends
    Nous passons
    We pass / come / spend
    Vous passez
    You pass / come / spend
    Ils passent
    They pass / come / spend (male or male and female)
    Elles passent
    They pass / come / spend (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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