Se Coucher Conjugation in the Present Tense (Le Présent)

se coucher conjugation in the present tense

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

Se coucher which means “to go to bed/ to lie down” 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 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 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 how se coucher fits in French A1 grammar.

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

Table of Contents

Se Coucher Conjugation in the Present Tense Table

je me coucheI go to bed
tu te couchesyou go to bed
il/elle/on se couchehe/she/we/one/people go to bed
nous nous couchonswe go to bed
vous vous couchezyou go to bed (plural/formal)
ils/elles se 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.

The verb se coucher means “to go to bed”.

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

Je me couche

Tu te couches

Il se couche

Ils se couchent

All these VERBS have the same exact pronunciation

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.

Anki File for Se Coucher 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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