S’appeler Conjugation in the Present Tense [+9 Examples & Quiz]

s'appeler conjugation in the present tense

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

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how s’appeler is conjugated in French
  • how s’appeler is used in French
  • how s’appeler is pronounced in French
  • how s’appeler is used in sentences in French
  • how you can quiz yourself on s’appeler conjugation in the present tense
  • how to practice with flashcards on s’appeler conjugation in the present tense
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French

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 s’appeler conjugation in the present tense!

Table of Contents

S’appeller Conjugation in the Present Tense Table

Subject PronounReflexive PronounVerbTranslation
je mappellemy name is
tu t’appellesyour name is
il/elle/ons’appellehis/her/our name is
nous nousappelonsour name is
vous vousappelezyour name is (plural/formal)
ils/elless’appellenttheir name is

Usage of S’appeler

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

S’appeler means “to call oneself” and is a reflexive verb.

In order to introduce yourself you would have to say:

Je m’appelle Vincent

My name is Vincent

If you want to ask the name of someone else then there are two possibilities:

  1. the informal way
  2. the formal way.

The informal way uses the subject pronoun “tu” whereas the formal way uses the subject pronoun “vous“.

  1. If you want to know the name of someone in an informal setting, then this is what you’d say:

Comment tu t’appelles?

What is your name?

Tu t’appelles comment?

What is your name?

  1. If you want to know the name of someone in a formal setting then this is what you’d say:

Comment vous vous appelez?

What is your name?

Vous vous appelez comment?

What is your name?

Please note the difference in spelling between the je and tu form, and the vous form:

  • appelle/appelles
  • appelez

Please visit the lesson on -eler verbs to understand why.

Pronunciation of S’appeler

In this section on s’appeler conjugation in the present tense we will focus on pronunciation.

There is 1 important rule to take into account when you want to pronounce a s’appeler conjugation in the present tense in French.

  1. The je, tu, il/elle/on, and ils/elles form all have the same pronunciation of the verb. The -e, -es, andent endings are not pronounced. It is just the “appell” part that gets pronounced.

Je m’appelle

Tu t’appelles

Il s’appelle

Ils s’appellent

All these verbs have the same exact pronunciation.

You don’t pronounce the letters in red.

Example Sentences with S’appeler Conjugation in the Present Tense

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

Here are some example sentences that show how s’appeler is used French.

Je m’appelle Vincent.

My name is Vincent.

Je m’appelle Clara.

My name is Clara.

Comment tu t’appelles ?

What is your name?

Tu t’appelles comment ?

What is your name?

Elle s’appelle Alexandra

Her name is Alexandra.

Nous nous appelons les frères Dupont.

Our name is the Dupont brothers

Comment vous vous appelez ?

What is your name?

Vous vous appelez comment ?

What is your name?

Les enfants s’appellent Raphael et Arthur.

The children’s names are Raphael and Arthur.


Quiz Yourself on S’appeler Conjugation in the Present Tense

At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

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: S'appelerJe Vincent.

My name is Vincent.
 
Conjugate: S'appelerComment tu ?

What is your name?
Conjugate: S'appelerVous %BALNK% comment ?

What is your name?
 

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