Conduire Conjugation in the Present Tense (Le Présent)

connaître conjugation in the present tense

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In this French grammar lesson we will learn about conduire conjugation in the present tense.

Conduire means “to drive” and falls in the fifth group of -re verb conjugations.

In this lesson you will also learn how the verbs in this group are conjugated by using conduire as an example.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how conduire is conjugated in French,
  • how conduire is used in French,
  • how conduire has derivative verbs,
  • how conduire is pronounced in French,
  • how conduire is used in sentences in French,
  • how conduire 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 connaître fits in French A1 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about conduire conjugation in the present tense!

Table of Contents

Conduire Conjugation in the Present Tense Table

jeconduis
tuconduis
il/elle/onconduit
nousconduisons
vousconduisez
ils/ellesconduisent

Usage of Conduire

This section on conduire conjugation in the present tense will show you how conduire is used in French.

The verb conduire means “to drive”.

There are 2 important usages for the verb conduire.

  1. Conduire is used to indicate that one is driving a vehicle.

Je conduis une voiture noire.

I drive a black car.

  1. Conduire can also be used as “to lead”

Seule Margot peut nous y conduire.

Only Margot can lead us there.

-uire Verbs Overview

construire to construct/to build
coproduire to coproduce 
cuire to cook
déconstruire to deconstruct 
détruire to destroy
éconduire to get rid of/ to reject
enduire to coat/ to cover
introduire introduce 
méconduire to misbehave 
nuire to harm 
produire to produce 
réduire to reduce 
séduire to seduce 

As you can see this group of -uire verbs has a few important verbs that you should be aware of.

All of these verbs are conjugated in the same way.

You can see them in action in the example sentence chapter.

Pronunciation of Conduire

In this section on conduire 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 conduire conjugation in the present tense in French.

  1. The je, tu, and il/elle/on form all have the same pronunciation. The s, and t are not pronounced.

Je conduis

Tu conduis

Il conduit

All these VERBS have the same exact pronunciation.

  1. In the ils/elles form one does not pronounce the ent.

Ils conduisent

The last letter that is pronounced is the “s“.

Example Sentences with Conduire Conjugation in the Present Tense

The final section of this lesson on conduire conjugation in the present tense is about seeing it in action, so you can improve your understanding on conduire conjugation in the present tense through example sentences.

Here are some example sentences that show how -uire conjugations are used French.

Je conduis une voiture noire.

I drive a black car.

Parfois je conduis trop vite.

I sometimes drive too fast.

Tu veux construire un bonhomme de neige ?

Do you want to build a snowman?

Seule Margot peut nous y conduire.

Only Margot can lead us there.

Carthage doit être détruite.

Carthage must be destroyed.

Nous l’introduisons aujourd’hui.

We are introducing it today.

Pouvez-vous décrire précisément les produits que vous produisez?

Can you describe precisely the products you produce?

Les libertés individuelles se réduisent de nos jours.

Personal liberty is diminishing nowadays.

Anki File for Conduire Verbs Conjugation in the Present Tense

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can better remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A1, you can practice every French A1 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

You can also choose to just get the Anki File for French A1 Verbs. This only has the verbs for French A1.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or if you don’t know what Anki is, then please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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