Savoir Conjugation in the Present Tense [+7 Examples]

savoir conjugation in the present tense

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

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

Savoir means “to know” and is an irregular verb.

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

  1. Savoir can be used to say that you possess a skill. In this case, savoir will be followed by a full verb (infinitive).

Je sais nager.

I can swim.

Vous savez parler allemand.

You can speak German.

  1. Savoir can be used to express knowledge of facts. In this case, savoir will be followed by a clause (ce que, ce qui, combien, où, quand, quel, que, qui)

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 you want to pronounce a savoir conjugation in the present tense.

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

Je sais

Tu sais

Il sait

These verbs are pronounced in the same exact way.

You don’t pronounce the letters in red.

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

Ils savent

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

You don’t pronounce the letters in red.

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.

Quiz Yourself on Savoir 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: SavoirJe nager.

I can swim.
Conjugate: SavoirJe qu’ils sont les meilleurs dans ce domaine.

I know that they are the best in this field.
Conjugate: SavoirTu que j’ai raison.

You know I’m right.
Conjugate: SavoirIl qui nous sommes.

He knows who we are.
Conjugate: SavoirVous parler allemand.

You can speak German.

Anki File for Savoir 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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