In this French grammar lesson, you will learn about –aindre -eindre -oindre verbs conjugation in the present tense.
In this lesson you will learn about:
- how –aindre -eindre -oindre verbs are conjugated in French
- which –aindre -eindre -oindre verbs there are in French
- how -aindre -eindre -oindre verbs are pronounced in French
- how –aindre -eindre -oindre verb are used in sentences in French
- how you can quiz yourself on -aindre -eindre -oindre verbs conjugation in the present tense
- how to practice with flashcards on -aindre -eindre -oindre verbs conjugation in the present tense
Please refer to the French A1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about this fits in French A1.
By the end of the lesson you will know all about –aindre -eindre -oindre conjugation in the present tense!
Table of Contents
-aindre -eindre -oindre Verbs Conjugation in the Present Tense Table
|craindre (to fear)||peindre (to paint)||joindre (to join)|
Examples of -aindre -eindre -oindre Verbs
|se plaindre||to complain|
|atteindre||to attain/ to reach|
|geindre||to groan/ to whine|
|restreindre||to restrict/ to limit|
|disjoindre||to disconnect/to seperate|
As you can see there are a lot of similar verbs.
All of these verbs are conjugated in the same way.
You can see some them in action in the example sentences chapter.
These verbs fall in the fourth group of the -re verbs.
Pronunciation of -aindre, -eindre, -oindre Verbs
In this section on -aindre -eindre -oindre verbs conjugation in the present tense we will focus on pronunciation.
There are 2 important rules to take into account when you want to pronounce an -aindre -eindre -oindre conjugation in the present tense in French.
- The je, tu, and il/elle/on verb forms all have the same pronunciation. The -s and –t endings are not pronounced. In this case, it is just the “pein” part that gets pronounced.
All these verbs have the same exact pronunciation.
You don’t pronounce the letters in red.
- In the ils/elles verb form, you don’t pronounce the -ent ending. In this case, it is just the “peign” part that gets pronounced.
The last letter that is pronounced is the “n“.
You don’t pronounce the letters in red.
Example Sentences with -aindre, -eindre, -oindre Verbs Conjugation in the Present Tense
The final section of this lesson on -aindre -eindre -oindre conjugation in the present tense is about seeing it in action, so you can improve your understanding on -aindre -eindre -oindre conjugation in the present tense through example sentences.
Here are some example sentences that show how -aindre -eindre -oindre verbs are used French.
Je peins le garage.
I am painting the garage.
Tu sais peindre ?
Do you know how to paint?
Il craint que son frère échoue.
He fears that his brother will fail.
Nous ne craignons pas la compétition.
We’re not afraid of competition.
Joignez-vous à notre table !
Come over to our table!
De plus en plus d’étudiants se joignent aux protestations.
More and more students are joining the protests.
Quiz Yourself on -aindre, -eindre, -oindre Verbs Conjugation in the Present Tense
At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.
You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.
You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.
Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.
You can redo the quiz as many times as you want.
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