Common regular verbs French verbs ending -er endings
Here are some commonly used verbs: **these end in -er, and are conjugated the same way -er ending verbs danser- to dance (danseh) parler- to talk (parleh) jouer- to play (jooeh) marcher- to walk (marsheh) écouter- to listen (ekooteh) travailler- to work (travahyeh) regarder- to watch (regardeh) habiter- to live (ahbiteh) (remember 'h' is silent) inviter- to invite (anveeteh) aimer- to like, love (emeh) penser- to think (panseh) visiter- to visit (visiteh) trouver- to find (truveh) chercher- to look for (shercheh) entrer- to enter (entreh) donner - to give (donneh) fermer- to close (fermeh) arriver- to arrive (ahrriveh) préparer- to prepare (prepareh) gagner- to win (gagneh) ('gn' like the 'ny' in canyon) demander- to ask (demandeh) Example Preset Tense of the verb Parler 1. to form, drop the -er, keep stem 2. add the personal endings to stem
*Je parle- I talk nous parlons (nasalize the 'ons') *tu parles- you talk vous parlez ( parleh) *il, elle, on parle- he, she, one speaks *ils, elles, parlent (parle) *The verbs with an asterisk, are pronounced the same
Important -if the verb begins with a vowel, like 'écouter' the pronoun 'je' drops the vowel, 'e' in Je
For example: J'écoute (it only drops the 'e' here) nous écoutons tu écoutes vousécoutez ( ehkooteh) il, elle, on écoute ils, elles, écoutent (ehkoot)
Context & the pronoun used will tell you the difference *These endings can be applied to any of the above verbs.