In this French grammar lesson we will learn about –aindre -eindre -oindre verbs conjugation in the present tense.
Verbs that end with –aindre -eindre -oindre fall in the fourth group of -re verb conjugations.
In this lesson you will also learn how the verbs in this group are conjugated by using several verbs that fall in this group as an example.
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 –aindre -eindre -oindre verb conjugation Anki files can be downloaded.
Please refer to the French A1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar if you are curious about how –aindre -eindre -oindre fit in French A1 grammar.
By the end of the lesson you will know all about –aindre -eindre -oindre conjugation in the present tense!
Table of Contents
-aindre Verbs Conjugation in the Present Tense Table
|craindre (to fear)|
-aindre Verbs Overview
|se plaindre||to complain|
-eindre Verbs Conjugation in the Present Tense Table
|peindre (to paint)|
-eindre Verbs Overview
|atteindre||to attain/ to reach|
|geindre||to groan/ to whine|
|restreindre||to restrict/ to limit|
-oindre Verbs Conjugation in the Present Tense Table
|joindre (to join)|
-oindre Verbs Overview
|disjoindre||to disconnect/to seperate|
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 we want to pronounce a -aindre -eindre -oindre conjugation in the present tense in French.
- The je, tu, and il/elle/on form all have the same pronunciation. The s, and t are not pronounced.
All these VERBS have the same exact pronunciation.
- In the ils/elles form one does not pronounce the ent.
The last letter that is pronounced is the “n“.
Example Sentences with -aindre, -eindre, -oindre 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.
Anki File for -aindre, -eindre, -oindre Conjugation in the Present Tense
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