Present tense – Verbs like PEINDRE – Formation

french cabbage, peindre

Vous peignez une nature morte ?

Verbs like PEINDRE – Present tense

How do they work? How are they conjugated?

Verbs like PEINDRE have the following endings added to the root (verb without –DRE). Note the GN in the plural forms.

  • je/j’ (I) –s
  • tu (you sing.) –s
  • elle (she) –t
  • il (he) –t
  • on (we inf.) –t
  • nous (we form.) –gnons
  • vous (you pl.) –gnez
  • ils (they m.) –gnent
  • elles (they f.) –gnent

In context

  1. On peint le mur. .... We’re painting the wall.
  2. Vous peignez une nature morte ? .... Are you painting a still life?

Verbs in this category for you to know

  1. atteindre .... to reach
  2. craindre .... to fear
  3. éteindre .... to switch off
  4. peindre  .... to paint
  5. re/joindre .... to join, to meet
  6. se/plaindre .... to pity, to complain

Other rules for the present tense in French

Full French conjugations

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