Present tense – Verbs like RIRE – Formation

french beach in Paris, rire

Je souris quand je suis à Paris-Plage.

French verbs like RIRE – Present tense

How do French verbs like RIRE work? How are they conjugated?

Verbes comme RIRE – Présent

Those verbs work just like most –RE verbs except that the elle/il/on forms take an extra T added to the stem

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

In context

  1. Il rit. .... He’s laughing.
  2. Je souris quand je suis à Paris-Plage. .... I smile when I am at Paris-Plage.
  3. Il conclut. .... He’s concluding
  4. Nous interrompons. .... We’re interrupting.


6 verbs in this category for you to start with

  1. conclure .... to conclude
  2. corrompre .... to spoil, to corrupt
  3. interrompre .... to interrupt
  4. rire .... to laugh
  5. rompre .... to break/up
  6. sourire .... to smile


Other rules for the present tense in French

Full French conjugations

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