Presentation on theme: "Les Verbs en ER. La Conjugation des Verbs What is la conjugation? Taking the regular form of the verb (to have, to eat, etc) …and changing it to agree."— Presentation transcript:
La Conjugation des Verbs What is la conjugation? Taking the regular form of the verb (to have, to eat, etc) …and changing it to agree with the subject of the verb (the person/object performing the action)
Example (We do the same thing in English and in French) English VS. French To Be I am You are He/She is We are You are (Plural) They are English Étre Jesuis Tu es Il/elle est Nous sommes Vous êtes Ils/Elles sont French
Would you say… I is? You be? He are? She work? They watches? I to be? You to work? Of course not! Conjugated verbs are not interchangeable! It sounds ridiculous! Its the same way with the French language.
In order to be a successful verb conjugator, you will need to know the following 4 terms: Subject- Infinitive- Stem- Ending- The person OR thing doing the action (je, vous, la télé) The verb by itself: danser, parler, inviter, regarder The verb without the ER dans, parl, invit, regard The combination of letters that we put in place of the er that we dropped earlier. Each pronoun has its own ending to be used. *WORKSHEET*
…So what are the endings for ER Verbs? *WORKSHEET*
Example:The Steps… I speak EnglishFrench Je parle How did you do that ?
Step One: Find the Subject… …in this case it is I or Je in French
Step Two: Find the Infinitive (the verb)… …in this case it is to talk or Parler in French
Step Three: Find the Stem… To do this…take the infinitive verb Parler …and take away the er at the end. Parler Parl
Step Four Find the ending… …we are conjugating for Je …so the ending is E
Step Five: Put them together in order!!! Subject- Je Infinitive- Parler Stem- parl Ending- e Je parle
To Conjugate the verb To Speak in French… To Speak I speak You speak He/She speaks We speak You speak (Plural) They speak Parler Je parl e Tu parl es Il/elle parl e Nous parl ons Vous parl ez Ils/Elles parl ent EnglishFrench
Conjuger Parler Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLSViSiqLbs