‘Sortir’ (to go out/take out/leave) in the present tense in French

    ‘Sortir’ means ‘to go out’ although it does have quite a lot of other English translations (to take out, to leave, to exit etc.) and is an irregular -IR 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:


    • Sortir de l’école – To exit the school
    • Sortir en ville – To go out in town
    • Sortir dans la rue – To go out in the street
    • Sortir le chien – To take the dog out
    • Sortir la poubelle – To take the bin out
    • Sortir en boîte – To go out in a night club
    • Sortir avec Estelle – To go out with Estelle (girlfriend or with a friend)
    • Sortir au cinéma – To go out to the cinema/movies

    Sortir in the present tense in French

    ‘Sortir’ au présent en français (‘To go out/take out/leave’ in the present tense in French)Sons (French audio)‘To go out/take out/leave’ au présent en français (‘Sortir’ in the present tense in French)
    Je sors
    I go out/take out/leave
    Tu sors
    You go out/take out/leave
    Il sort
    He goes out/takes out/leaves
    Elle sort
    She goes out/takes out/leaves
    On sort
    One goes out/takes out/leaves
    Nous sortons
    We go out/take out/leave
    Vous sortez
    You go out/take out/leave
    Ils sortent
    They go out/take out/leave (male or male and female)
    Elles sortent
    They go out/take out/leave (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 - French Today

    Check the French Today lesson about different ways to say “To leave” in French.


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