Croire Conjugation in the Present Tense [+9 Examples]

croire conjugation in the present tense

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

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 you can quiz yourself on croire conjugation in the present tense
  • how croire conjugation in the present tense 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 this fits in French A1.

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

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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.

Croire means “to believe” and is an irregular verb

There are 3 general ways in which you can use 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 is 1 important rule to take into account when you want to pronounce a croire conjugation in the present tense.

  1. The je, tu, il/elle/on, and ils/elles verb forms all have the same pronunciation. The -s, t, and -ent endings are not pronounced. It is just the “croi” part that gets pronounced.

Je crois

Tu crois

Il croit

Ils croient

These verbs are pronounced in the same exact way.

You don’t pronounce the letters in red.

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.

Quiz Yourself on Croire Conjugation in the Present Tense

It’s not enough to just read this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and practice them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

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!

Conjugate: CroireJe aux démocraties et à leur capacité à faire le bien.

I believe in democracies and in their ability to do good.
Conjugate: CroireQu’est-ce que tu ?

What do you believe?
Conjugate: CroireParfois, nous à nos propres mensonges.

Sometimes, we believe in our own lies.
Conjugate: Croire-vous aussi en moi ?

Do you believe in me as well?
Conjugate: CroireJe ne sais pas s’ils le .

I don’t know if they believe it.

Anki File for Croire Conjugation in the Present Tense

It is important to do the Anki exercises 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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