Croire Conjugation in the Present Tense (Le Présent)

croire conjugation in the present tense

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

Croire means “to believe” and is an irregular verb, and an important verb in the French language. Therefore it warrants its own lesson.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how croire is conjugated in French,
  • how croire is used in French,
  • how croire is pronounced in French,
  • how croire is used in sentences in French,
  • how croire 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 croire fits in French A1 grammar.

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

Table of Contents

Croire Conjugation in the Present Tense

jecrois
tucrois
il/elle/oncroit
nouscroyons
vouscroyez
ils/ellescroient

Usage of Croire

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

There are 3 general ways that one can use the irregular verb croire.

  1. The most simple way to use croire is as “to believe”. After the word croire the French put the word que which means “that”.

Je crois que la Constitution doit être respectée.

I believe that the Constitution must be respected.

  1. When one believes in someone or God then “croire en” is used.

Je crois en Dieu.

I believe in God.

Je crois en vous.

I believe in you.

  1. When one believes in something such as an idea or a thought then “croire à” is used.

Parfois, nous croyons à nos propres mensonges.

Sometimes, we believe in our own lies.

Je crois aux démocraties et à leur capacité à faire le bien.

I believe in democracies and in their ability to do good.

The Académie française also commented on the difference between croire à and croire en. You can read its explanation here.

Pronunciation of Croire Conjugations

In this section on croire conjugation in the present tense we will focus on pronunciation.

There are 3 important rules to take into account when we want to pronounce a croire conjugation in the present tense.

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

Je crois

Tu crois

Il croit

Ils croient

All these VERBS have the same exact pronunciation

Example Sentences with Croire Conjugations

The final section of this lesson on croire conjugation in the present tense is about seeing croire in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of croire conjugation in the present tense through examples.

Je crois que la Constitution doit être respectée.

I believe that the Constitution must be respected.

Je crois en Dieu.

I believe in God.

Je crois en vous.

I believe in you.

Je crois aux démocraties et à leur capacité à faire le bien.

I believe in democracies and in their ability to do good.

Qu’est-ce que tu crois?

What do you believe?

Elle croit que je suis un super-héros.

She believes that I’m a superhero.

Parfois, nous croyons à nos propres mensonges.

Sometimes, we believe in our own lies.

Croyez-vous aussi en moi ?

Do you believe in me as well?

Je ne sais pas s’ils le croient.

I don’t know if they believe it.

Anki File for Croire Conjugation

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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