Faire Conjugation in the Present Tense [+10 Examples]

faire conjugation in the present tense

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

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

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.

Faire which means “to do/to make” and is an irregular verb.

There are 3 general usages of the verb faire.

  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 you want to pronounce a faire conjugation in the present tense.

  1. The je, tu, and il/elle/on verb forms all have the same pronunciation. The -s and t endings are not pronounced. In this case, it is just the “fai” part that gets pronounced.

Je fais

Tu fais

Il fait

All these verbs have the same exact pronunciation.

You don’t pronounce the letters in red.

  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 -es ending. You will just say the “fait” part.

Vous faites

The last letter you pronounce is the letter “t“.

You don’t pronounce the letters in red.

Example Sentences with a Faire Conjugation in the Present Tense

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 grocery shopping?

Ils font une salade.

They are making a salad.

Quiz Yourself on Faire 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!

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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