‘Promener’ (to walk) in the present tense in French

‘Promener’ means ‘to walk’ and is ‘almost’ a regular -ER verb in French, therefore it will use the regular endings -e, -es, -e, -ons, -ez, -ent but the stem will change for a few of them (Je, tu, il, elle, on, ils, elles) to make it easier to pronounce: promen will become promèn. Here are a few examples:

  • Promener le chien: to walk the dog
  • Promener les enfants: To walk children

You might want to check the lesson on reflexive verbs to learn some more useful expressions with “se promener”, which will be useful if you want to talk about your own walks.

Promener in the present tense in French

‘Promener’ au présent en français

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

Sons (French audio)English translation
Je promène
I walk
Tu promènes
You walk
Il promène
He walks
Elle promène
She walks
On promène
One walks
Nous promenons
We walk
Vous promenez
You walk
Ils promènent
They walk (male or male and female)
Elles promènent
They walk (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 - BBC Bitesize

Check this BBC Bitesize lesson about pocket money and it refers to walking its dog in the present tense.


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