Partir Conjugation in the Present Tense (Le Présent)

partir conjugation in the present tense

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

Partir means “to leave” and falls in the third group of -ir verb conjugations.

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

In this lesson you will learn about:

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

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

Table of Contents

Partir Conjugation in the Present Tense Table

jepars
tupars
il/elle/onpart
nouspartons
vouspartez
ils/ellespartent

Usage of Partir

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

The verb partir means “to leave”.

There are 2 important usages for the verb partir.

  1. Partir is used to indicate that one is leaving.

Je pars aujourd’hui.

I’m leaving today.

Je pars cet après-midi.

I”m leaving this afternoon.

  1. Partir can also be used to indicate that one is leaving a place. In that case it will be followed with a preposition (e.g. I leave from/for = Je par de / pour).

Je pars pour le Canada demain.

I’m leaving for Canada tomorrow.

Je pars de chez lui.

I’m leaving his house.

Similar Verbs to Partir

dormirto sleep
mentirto lie
repartirto leave again
ressortirto go out again
sentirto smell
sortirto go out

As you can see this group of -tir verbs has 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 Partir

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

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

Je pars

Tu pars

Il part

All these VERBS have the same exact pronunciation.

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

Ils partent

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

Example Sentences with Partir Conjugation in the Present Tense

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

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

Je pars aujourd’hui.

I’m leaving today.

Je pars cet après-midi.

I”m leaving this afternoon.

Je pars pour le Canada demain.

I’m leaving for Canada tomorrow.

Je pars de chez lui.

I’m leaving his house.

Pourquoi est-ce que tu pars ?

Why are you leaving?

Il part à huit heures.

He leaves at eight.

Nous partons dans une heure.

We will leave in an hour.

Je ne comprends pas pourquoi vous partez.

I don’t understand why you’re leaving.

Ils partent tôt.

They leave early.

Anki File for Partir 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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