Faire Conjugation in the Present Tense (Le Présent)

faire conjugation in the present tense

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

Faire which means “to do/to make” is an irregular verb, and one of the most important verbs in the French language. Therefore it warrants its own lesson.

In this lesson you will learn about:

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

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

Table of Contents

Faire Conjugation in the Present Tense

jefais
tufait
il/elle/onfait
nousfaisons
vousfaites
ils/ellesfont

Usage of Faire

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

The verb faire means “to do/to make”.

There are 3 general usages of the verb faire.

In this lesson we will focus just on the first one as the last two are idiomatic structures that deserve their own lesson.

  1. To make or to do something

Je fais un gâteau.

I am making a cake.

  1. To indicate certain activities such as: sports, shopping, or doing chores

Je fais du judo.

I do judo.

Je fais les courses ici.

I do the grocercy shopping here.

Il fait la vaisselle.

He does the dishes.

  1. To describe the weather

Il fait chaud aujourd’hui.

It is hot today.

Pronunciation of Faire Conjugations

In this section on faire 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 faire conjugation in the presen tense.

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

Je fais

Tu fais

Il fait

All these VERBS have the same exact pronunciation.

  1. The pronunciation of the nous form is different than most other conjugations as the “s” sound turns into a “z” sound.

Nous faisons

The “s” sound turns into a “z” sound.

  1. The pronunciation of the vous form is different than most other conjugations as you do not pronounce the last two letters.

Vous faites

The last letter you pronounce is the letter “t

Example Sentences with Faire Conjugations

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

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

Je fais un gâteau.

I am making a cake.

Je fais du judo.

I do judo.

Je fais les courses ici.

I do the grocery shopping here.

Tu fais le ménage.

You are cleaning.

Ça fait combien?

How much is that?

Il fait la vaisselle.

He does the dishes.

Il fait chaud aujourd’hui.

It is hot today.

Nous faisons la même chose.

We do the same thing.

Vous faites les courses?

You will do the grocercy shopping?

Ils font une salade.

They are making a salad.

Anki File for Faire 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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