Present tense – Verbs like PRENDRE – Formation

french car, prendre

Il prend la voiture.

Verbs like PRENDRE – Present tense

How do they work? How are they conjugated?

For verbs like PRENDRE, watch the NN in the ils/elles forms.

  • je/j’ (I) –s
  • tu (you sing.) –s
  • elle (she) –ø
  • il (he) –ø
  • on (we inf.) –ø
  • nous (we form.) nons
  • vous (you pl.) –nez
  • ils (they m.) –nent
  • elles (they f.) –nent
je prends
tu prends
elle prend
il/ça prend
on prend
nous prenons
vous prenez
ils prennent
elles prennent

In context

  1. Il prend la voiture. .... He’s taking the car.
  2. Elles la prennent. .... They are taking it.

Verbs in this category for you to know

  1. apprendre .... to learn
  2. comprendre .... to understand
  3. prendre .... to take, to order food/drinks
  4. reprendre .... to take back
  5. surprendre .... to surprise

Other rules for the present tense in French

Full French conjugations

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