French Tenses

AVOIR verbs

Auxiliary verb is the present tense of avoir:


tu as

il a

nous avons

vous avez

ils ont

Regular Verbs form their past participle in the following ways:


ER Verbs

RE Verbs

IR Verbs

jouer = joué

vendre = vendu

finir = fini

Thus, when we put it all together, we end up with sentences like:

J'ai joué au tennis.                              (I played tennis / have played tennis)

Mon frère a vendu son vélo.                 (My brother sold his bike / has sold his bike)

Elles ont fini les devoirs.                     (They finished / have finished the homework)

Nous avons regardé un très bon film à la télé

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