Ouvrir Conjugation in the Present Tense [+7 Examples]

ouvrir conjugation in the present tense

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

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 you can quiz yourself on ouvrir conjugation in the present tense
  • how ouvrir conjugation in the present tense 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 ouvrir conjugation in the present tense.

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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.

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

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?

Derivatives of Ouvirir

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 some them in action in the example sentences chapter.

The -vrir/-frir/-llir verbs fall in the fourth group of the -ir verbs.

Pronunciation of Ouvrir

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

There is 1 important rule to take into account when you want to pronounce an ouvrir conjugation in the present tense in French.

  1. The je, tu, il/elle/on, and ils/elles verb forms all have the same pronunciation. The -e, es, and -ent endings are not pronounced. In this case, it is just the “ouvr” part that gets pronounced.

J’ouvre

Tu ouvres

Il ouvre

Ils ouvrent

All these verbs have the same exact pronunciation.

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

You don’t pronounce the letters in red.

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.

Quiz Yourself on Ouvrir 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!

Conjugate: OuvrirJ’attends que le magasin . [I am waiting for the store to open.]
Conjugate: OuvrirEst-ce que tu peux la porte? [Can you open the door?]
Conjugate: OuvrirIl la lettre. [He opens the letter.]
Conjugate: OffrirC’est tout ce que nous . [That’s all we offer.]
Conjugate: DécouvrirAppelez-moi si vous quelque chose. [Call me if you discover anything.]

Anki File for Ouvrir Conjugation in the Present Tense

It is important to do the Anki exercises 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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