FAIRE (TO DO), CONJUGATION & EXPRESSIONS

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Added by September 8, 2014

LEARN “FAIRE” IN THE PRESENT

How to conjugate French verb FAIRE in the present

“FAIRE” (to do/make) is a verb that is very widely used in the French language, and unfortunately its conjugation is irregular! So here we go again, let’s memorize the conjugation of “Faire” both in the present of the indicative mode, and in the imperative.

FAIRE                                                              

(Present Indicative)                                   (Present Imperative)

JE FAIS  (I do)                                                                              FAIS (Do!)

TU FAIS (You do)                                                                         FAISONS (Let’s do!)

IL/ELLE/ON FAIT (He/She/It comes/We does/do)                       FAITES (Do!)

NOUS FAISONS (We do)

VOUS FAITES (You do)

ILS FONT (They do)

 

EXPRESSIONS WITH ‘FAIRE’

  • SPORTS ROCK!…

The verb “Faire” is very commonly used in expressions related to sports. Here’s a list you can memorize:

Learn French expression: Faire de la danseFAIRE DU VOLLEY = to play volleyball

FAIRE DU HANDBALL = to play handball

FAIRE DU FOOT = to play soccer

FAIRE DU FOOTBALL AMÉRICAIN = to play football

FAIRE DU BATEAU = to go sailing

FAIRE DE LA NATATION = to swim

FAIRE UN JOGGING = to go jogging

FAIRE DE LA DANSE = to dance

FAIRE DE L’ÉQUITATION = to ride a horse

FAIRE DU SKI = to ski

FAIRE DU VÉLO / DE LA BYCICLETTE = to ride a bike

FAIRE UNE PROMENADE = to go for a walk

  • CLEANING NOT SO MUCH…

“Faire” is also part of common expressions related to cleaning… Not as exciting as sports, but gotta be done! 

Learn French expression: Faire le ménageFAIRE LA CUISINE / À MANGER = to cook

FAIRE LA VAISSELLE = to clean the dishes

FAIRE LA LESSIVE = to do the laundry

FAIRE LES VITRES = to clean the windows 

FAIRE LE LIT = to make the bed

FAIRE LES COURSES  = to do some food shopping

FAIRE LE MÉNAGE = to do the cleaning

  • …AT LEAST LET’S HOPE FOR SOME SUNSHINE

Finally, “Faire” is widely used to talk about the weather! Have a look at those last expressions!

Learn french expressions with "Faire" related to the weatherIL FAIT BEAU = it’s sunny

IL FAIT MAUVAIS  = it’s rainy

IL FAIT NUAGEUX = it’s cloudy 

IL FAIT ORAGEUX = it’s stormy

IL FAIT DU VENT = it’s windy

IL FAIT FRAIS = it’s chilly 

IL FAIT CHAUD = it’s hot

IL FAIT FROID  = it’s cold

IL FAIT BON = it’s mild

 

ENJOY CONJUGATING THIS FRENCH VERB NOW…

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