S’appeler Conjugation in the Present Tense (Le Présent)

s'appeler conjugation in the present tense

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

S’appeler which means “to call oneself” is a reflexive verb, and an important verb in the French language. Therefore it warrants its own lesson.

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 s’appeler 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 s’appeler fits in French A1 grammar.

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

je m‘appellemy name is
tu t’appellesyour name is
il/elle/on s’appellehis/her/our name is
nous nous appelonsour name is
vous vous appelezyour name is (plural/formal)
ils/elles s‘appellenttheir name is

Usage of Se Lever

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

When we introduce ourself in French we use the following verb

s’appeler

to call oneself

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 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 we 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. The e, es, and ent are not pronounced.

Je m’appelle

Tu t’appelle

Il s’appelle

Ils s’appellent

All these VERBS have the same exact pronunciation

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.

Anki File for S’appeler 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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