Partir Conjugation in the Present Tense [+9 Examples]

partir conjugation in the present tense

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

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

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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.

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

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 de chez lui.

I’m leaving his house.

Je pars pour le Canada demain.

I’m leaving for Canada tomorrow.

Derivatives of Partir: -tir Verbs

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 some of them in action in the example sentences chapter.

The -tir verbs fall in the second group of the -ir verbs.

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 you want to pronounce a partir conjugation in the present tense in French.

  1. The je, tu, and il/elle/on verb forms all have the same pronunciation. The -s andt endings are not pronounced. In this case, it is just the “par” part that gets pronounced.

Je pars

Tu pars

Il part

All these verbs have the same exact pronunciation.

You don’t pronounce the letters in red.

  1. In the ils/elles verb form, you don’t pronounce the -ent ending. In this case, it is just the “part” part that gets pronounced.

Ils partent

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

You don’t pronounce the letters in red.

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.

Quiz Yourself on Partir 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: PartirJe aujourd’hui. [I’m leaving today.]
Conjugate: PartirPourquoi est-ce que tu ? [Why are you leaving?]
Conjugate: PartirIl à huit heures. [He leaves at eight.]
Conjugate: PartirNous dans une heure. [We will leave in an hour.]
Conjugate: PartirJe ne comprends pas pourquoi vous . [I don’t understand why you’re leaving.]

Anki File for Partir 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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