Voir Conjugation in the Present Tense (Le Présent)

voir conjugation in the present tense

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

Voir means “to see” and 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 voir is conjugated in French,
  • how voir is used in French,
  • how voir is pronounced in French,
  • how voir is used in sentences in French,
  • how voir 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 voir fits in French A1 grammar.

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

Table of Contents

Voir Conjugation in the Present Tense

jevois
tuvois
il/elle/onvoit
nousvoyons
vousvoyez
ils/ellesvoient

Usage of Voir

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

There are 3 general ways that one can use the irregular verb voir.

  1. The most simple way to use voir is as “to see”. This usage is the most common.

Je vois le livre.

I see the book.

  1. One can also use voir to show to that something is understood.

Je vois maintenant pourquoi vous aimez cette voiture.

I now see [understand] why you like that car.

  1. Voir can also be used in a figurative way. Someone has “seen” something in terms of an experience had.

Je vois beaucoup de gens qui essaient et échouent.

I see many people that try and fail.

Pronunciation of Voir

In this section on voir 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 voir conjugation in the present tense in French.

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

Je vois

Tu vois

Il voit

Ils voient

All these VERBS have the same exact pronunciation

Example Sentences with Voir Conjugation in the Present Tense

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

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

Je vois le livre.

I see the book.

Je vois maintenant pourquoi vous aimez cette voiture.

I now see [understand] why you like that car.

Je vois beaucoup de gens qui essaient et échouent.

I see many people that try and fail.

Ces fleurs que tu vois sont des roses.

These flowers you see are roses.

Aujourd’hui, on voit très bien le mont Fuji.

Today, Mount Fuji can be clearly seen.

Maintenant, nous voyons l’intérieur du château.

Now we’re seeing the interior of the castle.

Est-ce que vous voyez la reine?

Do you see the queen?

Les gens croient ce qu’ils voient.

People believe what they see.

Anki File for Voir 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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