Present tense – Verbs like EMOUVOIR – Formation

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Les fleurs m’émeuvent souvent.

Verbs like ÉMOUVOIR – Present tense

How do French verbs like ÉMOUVOIR work in the present tense?

Note that the NOUS and VOUS forms are different from the rest of the conjugation.

  • je/j’ (I) émeus
  • tu (you sing.) émeus 
  • elle (she) émeut
  • il (he) émeut
  • on (we inf.) émeut
  • nous (we form.) émouvons
  • vous (you pl.) émouvez
  • ils (they m.) émeuvent
  • elles (they f.) émeuvent

In context

  1. Les fleurs m’émeuvent souvent. .... Flowers often move me.
  2. Vous les émouvez. .... You touch them.


There are only 3 verbs in this category for you to remember

  1. émouvoir .... to touch, to move
  2. s’émouvoir .... to be touched
  3. mouvoir .... to move


Other rules for the present tense in French

Full French conjugations

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