French Verbs ending in -IR in the Present tense

French Verbs ending in -IR in the Present tense

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Added by October 19, 2013

REGULAR -IR ENDING VERBS 

How to conjugate regular French -Ir verbs 

Learn how to conjugate regular French -ir ending verbs in the present tense.

VERBES DU 2EME GROUPE (2nd group verbs)

Watch this “Oh La La, I Speak French!” video lesson on how to conjugate regular French -IR ending verbs & practice what you’ve learned using the exercise sheet below.

EXERCISES ON -IR ENDING VERBS (Pdf)

TRANSCRIPT OF THIS VIDEO LESSON ON -IR ENDING VERBS

Here’s a list of regular -IR ending verbs – said to belong to be “des verbes du deuxième groupe” – that are going to be conjugated in the same way.

VERBES DU DEUXIEME GROUPE QUI SE TERMINENT EN –IR:

  • CHOISIR (to choose)
  • PÂLIR (to get pale)
  • APPLAUDIR (to applaude)
  • ÉBLOUIR (to blind)
  • OBÉIR (to obey)
  • FRÉMIR (to shiver)
  • ROUGIR (to blush)
  • RÉUSSIR (to succeed/manage)

Please be aware that there are other verbs ending with –IR that belong to what we call “les verbes du troisième groupe” – what I personally call “le groupe poubelle”, the trash can of verbs

LET’S CONJUGATE “FINIR”:

CONJUGATION OF FRENCH VERB FINIR IN THE PRESENT TENSE

JE FINIS

TU FINIS

IL/ELLE/ON FINIT

NOUS FINISSONS

VOUS FINISSEZ

ILS/ELLES FINISSENT

CONJUGATION OF FINIR IN THE PRESENT, NEGATIVE FORM

JE NE FINIS PAS

TU NE FINIS PAS

IL/ELLE/ON NE FINIT PAS

NOUS NE FINISSONS PAS

VOUS NE FINISSEZ PAS

ILS/ELLES NE FINISSENT PAS

How to conjugate a regular -IR ending verb in the present tense

Take the infinitive of your regular -ir ending verb, here FINIR. Drop the -ir ending and add the following endings: -IS, -IS, -IT, -ISSONS, -ISSEZ, -ISSENT.

 

FRENCH CONVERSATION WITH REGULAR -IR ENDING VERBS

LILI: Soso!

SOSO: Attends je finis.

LILI: Tu finis quoi?

SOSO: Un truc.

LILI: Mais… Soso!

SOSO: Quoi?

LILI: Oh la la… il rougit quand il me voit alors moi je palis… Et on finit par obéir au désir de s’embrasser

SOSO: Oh la la la la… Et ben dis donc.

Lili: Quoi?

Soso: On réfléchit les amis. Lili éblouit le garcon, il rougit, elle palit… bref, ils réussissent à se sentir gênés… Oh tout s’éclaircit!

Lili: Ah bon, comment ça?

Soso: Tu ne saisis pas Lili?

Lili: Euh… Je réfléchis…

Soso: Nous réfléchissons pour toi, (to the camera) hein, ouais… on est bien d’accord. Nous choisissons…

Lili: Vous choisissez quoi?

Soso: Ton petit chaton plutôt que le garçon!

Reaction Shot : Jacques 1 et Soso bursting into laughter.

Jacques 1: On applaudit, bravo! Lili, tu obéis et tu choisis le petit chaton !

Back to Lili obviously very confused.

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