Presentation on theme: "Être – to be. Être – all verbs have pronouns The pronoun goes before the verb and indicates who is involved in the action of the verb: je – I tu – you."— Presentation transcript:
Être – to be
Être – all verbs have pronouns The pronoun goes before the verb and indicates who is involved in the action of the verb: je – I tu – you il – he / elle – she nous – we vous – you (formal and plural) ils – they (mixed or all-male group) elles – they (all-female group)
Être – to be Singular Je suisI am Tu esYou are Il estHe is Elle estShe is On estOne is/we are
Etre – to be Plural Nouns sommesWe are Vous êtesYou are (formal or plural) Ils sontThey are (mixed or all male group) Elles sontThey are (all female group)
You There are two ways of saying ‘you’ in French. ‘Tu’ is used for friends, people your own age and family members. There is a specific form of the verb which needs to be used when you use ‘tu’ in a sentence - “tu es néo-zélandais?” ‘Vous’ is used for more than one person (plural). It is also used when talking to strangers and when children or young people speak to adults. You need to use the correct form of the verb when using ‘vous’ in a sentence – “vous êtes en vacances?”
They When you want to say ‘they’ in French the word will either be ‘ils’ or ‘elles. Ils is used for mixed groups of males/females. Elles is only used when all the people you are talking about are females. Ils is correct even if you have 1 male and 99 females.