Present Tense

Le présent

Introduction Introduction
This is the most common verb tense. The present tense is used to express:
• actions currently happening,
• actions happening in the near future,
• general truths,
• and habitual actions.

Because English so often uses helping verbs such as "am" and "do", the French present tense can be seen as simpler.

For example, the phrase je écoute (first-person present) can be translated as:
I listen.
I am listening.
I do listen.
Vocabulary Vocabulaire
Play parler
to speak to talk
Play aller
to go
Play partir
to go out to leave
Play vendre
to sell

Verb Conjugations

La conjugaison des verbes

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