Se Coucher Conjugation in the Present Tense [+7 Examples]

se coucher conjugation in the present tense

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

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how se coucher is conjugated in French
  • how se coucher is used in French
  • how se coucher is pronounced in French
  • how se coucher is used in sentences in French
  • how you can quiz yourself on se coucher conjugation in the present tense
  • how se coucher 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 this fits in French A1.

By the end of the lesson, you will know all about se coucher conjugation in the present tense!

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Se Coucher Conjugation in the Present Tense Table

Subject PronounReflexive PronounVerbTranslation
je mcoucheI go to bed
tu t’couchesyou go to bed
il/elle/ons’couchehe/she/we/one/people go to bed
nous nouscouchonswe go to bed
vous vouscouchezyou go to bed (plural/formal)
ils/elless’couchentthey go to bed

Usage of Se Coucher

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

Se coucher means “to go to bed” and is a reflexive verb.

When you want to tell others that you want to go to sleep you can use this expression.

Going to bed and going to sleep may be two different things, but in French they can be used interchangeably.

Je me couche tôt.

I go to bed early.

Je me couche tard tous les soirs.

I go to bed late at night.

Pronunciation of Se Coucher

In this section on se coucher 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 se coucher 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 “couch” part that gets pronounced.

Je me couche

Tu te couches

Il se couche

Ils se couchent

All these verbs have the same exact pronunciation.

You don’t pronounce the letters in red.

Example Sentences with Se Coucher Conjugation in the Present Tense

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

Here are some example sentences that show how se coucher is used French.

Je me couche tôt.

I go to bed early.

Je me couche tard tous les soirs.

I go to bed late at night.

Tu te couches à quelle heure ?

At what time do you go to bed?

Elle se couche généralement à neuf heures.

She usually goes to bed at nine o’clock.

Nous allons nous coucher dans une heure.

We are going to bed in an hour.

Ne vous couchez pas trop tard.

Don’t stay up too late.

Elles aiment se coucher après minuit.

They like to go to bed after midnight.

Quiz Yourself on Se Coucher 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!

Anki File for Se Coucher 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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