Presentation on theme: "ER Verb Conjugation! You probably know more than you think you do! =) Translate: Manger Je mangeNous mangeons Tu mangesVous mangez Il mangeIls mangent."— Presentation transcript:
ER Verb Conjugation! You probably know more than you think you do! =) Translate: Manger Je mangeNous mangeons Tu mangesVous mangez Il mangeIls mangent
ER Verbs The most common form of French verbs. The infinitives end in the letters ER. We’ve already used so many of them: jouer, aimer, toucher, ecouter, manger, danser, chanter, fermer, crier, marcher, regarder, commander, etc! When we conjugate these verbs, there are rules that we follow, and they are the same every time. (But be careful! Some verbs ending in ER are “irregular verbs” and do not follow the same rules. ex: aller)
We’ve already seen and used these conjugated: Il joue au foot = ? J’aime danser = ? Nous chantons = ? Elles ecoutent de la musique = ? Remember, when they are in the infinitive, they mean “to _______”. We have been using that the most often (Je veux jouer, Tu vas manger, Elle aime regarder la tele, etc).
But, as we have seen (mostly in our stories & specific vocabulary phrases), when they are conjugated to the PRESENT TENSE, they look like this: danser = to dance Je danse = I danceNous dansons = We dance Tu danse = You danceVous dansez = You (all) dance Il danse = He dancesIls dansent = They dance The person is directly doing the action, not “wants to” or “likes to” or “is going to”, as we have used most of these so far. Actually, each one has three meanings: I dance. I do dance. I am dancing.
THE RULES Drop the “er” from the end of the word. (jouer becomes jou, which is called the stem of the word). Then add the following for each subject pronoun: Je -eNous -ons Tu -esVous -ez Il/Elle/On -eIls/Elles -ent
Combine the base with the new ending: JOUER Je joueNous jouons Tu jouesVous jouez Il/Elle/On joueIls/Elles jouent … Ask me about the boot!
Try your own! Conjugate: aimer toucher danser Make sure spelling is correct! Translate them as well! We will check them in a few minutes!
AIMER J’aimeNous aimons Tu aimesVous aimez Il/Elle/On aimeIls/Elles aiment TOUCHER Je toucheNous touchons Tu touchesVous touchez Il/Elle/On toucheIls/Elles touchent DANSER Je danseNous dansons Tu dansesVous dansez Il/Elle/On danseIls/Elles dansent