How to say I in French (je) [Explanation and 6 Examples]

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In this French grammar lesson you will learn how to say I in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • what the subject pronouns are in French
  • how to say I (je) in French
  • how I (je) is used in sentences
  • how you can immediately test your knowledge on how to say I in French
  • how how to say I in French 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 to say I in French (je) fits in French A1 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know everything about how to say I in French!

Table of Contents

Table of Subject Pronouns

jeI
tuyou (singular informal)
ilhe, it (masculine)
elleshe, it (feminine)
onone, we (informal), people, they
nouswe (formal)
vousyou (singular formal and all plurals)
ilsthey (masculine, or mixed masculine and feminine)
ellesthey (feminine)

How to say I in French

Je is the equivalent of I in French.

The usage of je is very much so like in English.

Please take a look at the following 3 examples to get a better understanding of how to say I in French.

Je suis libre.

I‘m free.

Je suis occupé.

I am busy

As you can see the use of je is very intuitive.

If you know how to use I in English then you will find almost no suprises in French.

However, there’s one rule that you should take note of.

Please take a look at the following sentence.

J’ai deux frères.

I have two brothers.

If the -e in je is followed by another vowel (a, e, i, o, u) then it will change into an apostrophe.

The following would be incorrect

Je ai deux frères

After the –e there’s an –a (a vowel), so the –e will change into an apostrophe.

J’ai deux frères.

Example Sentences with Je

The final section of this lesson on how to say I in French is about seeing je in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to say I in French through examples.

This section contains the 3 previous sentences, plus 3 new sentences.

Je suis libre.

I‘m free.

Je suis occupé.

I am busy.

Je suis sûr.

I am sure.

J’ai deux frères.

I have two brothers.

J’ai deux enfants.

I have two children.

J’ai trois sœurs.

I have three sisters.

Test Your Knowledge on How to Say I in French

It’s not enough just to read the article on this subject.

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 do 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. There’s no limit to it!

Fill in the Blank! suis libre. [I’m free.]
 
Fill in the Blank! suis occupé. [I am busy.]

 
Fill in the Blank! suis sûr. [I am sure.]
Fill in the Blank!ai deux frères. [I have two brothers.]

 
Fill in the Blank!ai deux enfants. [I have two children.]

 
Fill in the Blank!ai trois sœurs. [I have three sisters.]

 

Anki File for How to Say I in French

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can 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.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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