Ouvrir Conjugation in the Present Tense (Le Présent)

ouvrir conjugation in the present tense

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

Ouvrir means “to open” and falls in the fourth group of -ir verb conjugations.

In this lesson you will also learn how the verbs in this group are conjugated by using ouvrir as an example.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how ouvrir is conjugated in French,
  • how ouvrir is used in French,
  • how ouvrir has derivative verbs,
  • how ouvrir is pronounced in French,
  • how ouvrir is used in sentences in French,
  • how ouvrir 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 ouvrir fits in French A1 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about ouvrir conjugation in the present tense.

Table of Contents

Ouvrir Conjugation in the Present Tense Table

j’ouvre
tuouvres
il/elle/onouvre
nousouvrons
vousouvrez
ils/ellesouvrent

Usage of Ouvrir

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

The verb ouvrir means “to open”.

The usage of ouvrir it quite intuitive. When you want to talk about opening something this verb is used.

J’attends que le magasin ouvre.

I am waiting for the store to open.

Voulez-vous que j’ouvre la fenêtre?

Do you want me to open the window?

Similar Verbs to Ouvrir

couvrirto cover
découvrirto discover
offrirto offer
recouvrirto recover
réouvrirto reopen
recueillir to collect
redécouvrirto rediscover
souffrirto suffer

As you can see this group of -vrir/-frir/-llir verbs have a few important verbs that you should be aware of.

All of these verbs are conjugated in the same way.

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

Pronunciation of Ouvrir

In this section on ouvrir 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 ouvrir conjugation in the present tense in French.

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

J’ouvre

Tu ouvres

Il ouvre

All these VERBS have the same exact pronunciation.

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

Ils ouvrent

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

Example Sentences with Ouvrir Conjugation in the Present Tense

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

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

J’attends que le magasin ouvre.

I am waiting for the store to open.

Voulez-vous que j’ouvre la fenêtre?

Do you want me to open the window?

Est-ce que tu peux ouvrir la porte?

Can you open the door?

Il ouvre la lettre.

He opens the letter.

C’est tout ce que nous offrons.

That’s all we offer.

Appelez-moi si vous découvrez quelque chose.

Call me if you discover anything.

Ils souffrent de la faim.

They are suffering from hunger.

Anki File for Ouvrir 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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