Mettre Conjugation in the Present Tense (Le Présent)

mettre conjugation in the present tense

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

Mettre which means “to put” in English 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 mettre is conjugated in French,
  • how mettre is used in French,
  • how mettre has derivative verbs,
  • how mettre is pronounced in French,
  • how mettre is used in sentences in French,
  • how mettre conjugation Anki files can be downloaded.

This is one of 5 groups of -re Verbs conjugation in French.

Please refer to the French A1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar if you are curious about how prendre fits in French A1 grammar.

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

Table of Contents

Mettre Conjugation in the Present Tense Table

jemets
tumets
il/elle/onmet
nousmettons
vousmettez
ils/ellesmettent

Usage of Mettre

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

The verb mettre means “to put”.

Mettre is a verb with a lot of meanings. However the most important ones will be mentioned in this lesson.

As you move onto higher levels the other meanings will be explained.

  1. Mettre can be used as “to put”. Often this is used as to put something somewhere.

Je mets ma voiture là-bas.

I’m putting my car over there.

Je mets la main sur son épaule.

I put my hand on his shoulder.

  1. Mettre can also be used as “put on”. Often this is used with putting on clothes.

Je dois mettre mes chaussures.

I have to put on my shoes.

Va mettre ton pyjama!

Go put your pajamas on!

Mettre and Its Derivatives

abattreto shoot
admettre to admit
battreto beat
combattreto fight
commettre to commit
compromettre to compromise
permettreto permit
promettreto promise
soumettreto submit
transmettreto transmit

As you can see mettre has a few important derivatives that you should be aware of.

All of these derivatives are conjugated in the same way.

You can see them in action in the example sentence chapter.

Pronunciation of Mettre

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

There are 2 important rules to take into account when we want to pronounce a mettre conjugation in the present tense in French.

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

Je mets

Tu mets

Il met

All these VERBS have the same exact pronunciation.

  1. In the ils/elles form one does not pronounce the ent.

Ils mettent

The last letter that is pronounced is the “t“.

Example Sentences with Mettre Conjugation in the Present Tense

The final section of this lesson on mettre conjugation in the present tense is about seeing it in action, so you can improve your understanding on mettre conjugation in the present tense through example sentences.

Here are some example sentences that show how mettre is used French.

Je mets ma voiture là-bas.

I’m putting my car over there.

Je mets la main sur son épaule.

I put my hand on his shoulder.

Je dois mettre mes chaussures.

I have to put on my shoes.

Va mettre ton pyjama!

Go put your pajamas on!

Je pense que tu mets trop de sucre.

I think you’re putting in too much sugar.

Elle admet être impliquée dans le scandale.

She admits being involved in the scandal.

Nous ne pouvons pas permettre cela.

We can’t allow that.

Vous devez promettre de garder le secret.

You have to promise to keep it a secret.

Alain pense qu’ils mettent trop de parfum.

Alain thinks they put on too much perfume.

Anki File for Mettre 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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