Connaître Conjugation in the Passé Composé

connaître conjugation in the passé composé

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In this French grammar lesson we will learn about connaître conjugation in the passe composé, as well as how the derivatives of connaître are conjugated in the passé composé

Connaître means “to know” and is a irregular -re verb.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how connaître in the passé composé is conjugated in French,
  • how connaître in the passé composé is pronounced in French,
  • which derivatives connaître has in French,
  • how connaître in the passé composé is used in sentences in French,
  • how you can quiz yourself on connaître conjugation in the passé composé
  • how to practice with flashcards for connaître conjugation in the passé composé
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French

Please refer to the French A2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar if you are curious about how connaître fits in French A2 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about connaître conjugation in the passé composé.

Table of Contents

Connaître Conjugation in the Passé Composé

j’aiconnu
tuasconnu
il/elle/onaconnu
nousavonsconnu
vousavezconnu
ils/ellesontconnu

Connaître and its Derivatives

apparaître to appear
connaître to know
disparaîtreto disappear
paraîtreto appear/to seem
reconnaître to recognise

As you can see group of aître verbs has a few important verbs that you should be aware of.

All of these verbs are conjugated in the same way.

You can see them in action in the example sentence chapter.

Pronunciation of Connaître Conjugations

In this section on connaître conjugation in the passé composé we will focus on pronunciation.

There is 1 important rule to take into account when we want to pronounce a connaître conjugation in the passé composé.

  1. The particip passé is pronounced in the same way for all the verbs. The last letter that you will hear is the u.

J’ai connu

Tu as connu

Il a connu

Nous avons connu

Vous avez connu

Ils ont connu

As you can see particip passé has the same pronunciation in every phrase.

Example Sentences with Connaître Conjugation in the Passé Composé

The final section of this lesson on connaître conjugation in the passé composé is about seeing connaître in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of connaître conjugation in the passé composé through examples.

Connaître

J’ai connu un gars qui s’appelait Paul.

I knew a guy named Paul.

Disparaître

Tu as disparu hier.

You dissapeared yesterday.

Apparaître 

Il est apparu de nulle part.

He appeared from nowhere.

Connaître

Nous l’avons connu pendant des années.

We’ve known him for many years.

Connaître

Je pense que vous avez connu mon père.

I think you knew my father.

Reconnaître

Ils m’ont immédiatement reconnu.

They recognized me right away.

Quiz Yourself on Connaître Conjugation in the Passé Composé

At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

It is up to you to give the correct answer.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

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