Savoir Conjugation in the Present Tense (Le Présent)

savoir conjugation in the present tense

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

Savoir which means “to know” is an irregular verb, and an important verb in the French language. Therefore it warrants its own lesson.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how savoir is conjugated in French,
  • how savoir is used in French,
  • how savoir is pronounced in French,
  • how savoir is used in sentences in French,
  • how savoir 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 savoir fits in French A1 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about savoir conjugation in the present tense!

Table of Contents

Savoir Conjugation in the Present Tense Table

jesais
tusais
il/elle/onsait
noussavons
voussavez
ils/ellessavent

Usage of Savoir

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

The verb savoir means “to know”.

There are 2 important rules to know when you want to use savoir.

  1. Savoir is often followed by a full verb (infinitive) if you want to say that you know how to do something.

Je sais nager.

I can swim.

Vous savez parler allemand.

You can speak German.

  1. Savoir is followed with by a clause (ce que, ce qui, combien, où, quand, quel, que, and qui) to express knowledge of facts.

Je sais qu’ils sont les meilleurs dans ce domaine.

I know that they are the best in this field.

Tu sais que j’ai raison.

You know I’m right.

Il sait qui nous sommes.

He knows who we are.

Nous savons quel est le problème.

We know what the problem is.

Ils savent ce qui se passe.

They know what’s going on.

Pronunciation of Savoir

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

There is 2 important rules to take into account when we want to pronounce a savoir conjugation in the present tense.

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

Je sais

Tu sais

Il sait

All these VERBS have the same exact pronunciation

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

Ils savent

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

Example Sentences with Savoir Conjugation in the Present Tense

The final section of this lesson on savoir conjugation in the present tense is about seeing it in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of savoir conjugation in the present tense through examples.

Je sais nager.

I can swim.

Je sais qu’ils sont les meilleurs dans ce domaine.

I know that they are the best in this field.

Tu sais que j’ai raison.

You know I’m right.

Il sait qui nous sommes.

He knows who we are.

Nous savons quel est le problème.

We know what the problem is.

Vous savez parler allemand.

You can speak German.

Ils savent ce qui se passe.

They know what’s going on.

Anki File for Savoir 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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