In this French grammar lesson we will learn about regular er verbs conjugation in the passe composé.
In this lesson you will learn about:
- how regular er verbs in the passé composé are conjugated in French,
- which verbs are common regular er verbs in French,
- how regular er verbs in the passé composé are pronounced in French,
- how regular er verbs in the passé composé are used in sentences in French,
- how you can immediately test your knowledge on regular er verbs conjugation in the passé composé,
- how regular er verbs conjugation in the passé composé Anki files can be downloaded.
Please refer to the French A2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar if you are curious about how regular er verbs conjugation in the passe composé fits in French A2 grammar.
By the end of the lesson you will know all about regular er verbs conjugation in the passé composé.
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Regular er Verbs Conjugation in the Passé Composé
|parler (to speak)|
Regular er Verbs Conjugation Method
To conjugate regular -er verbs in the passé composé, all you have to do is replace the -er ending of the infinitive with the –é.
parler -> parlé
There is a three step method that will make everything very easy for you, if doing it immediately is too hard.
In order to conjugate verbs that end with -er in the passé composé one must:
- Find the infintive (full verb)
- Cut off the -er
- Add the new ending
In the conjugation table above you can see the verb parler which means to “to speak” in English.
We will take this verb and conjugate it in the “je” form using the three step method.
The full verb of “to speak” is parler in French.
Once you cut of the er ending all that is left is parl.
When we add the new ending é the final conjugated form will be parlé.
So when you wish to say “I spoke” in French you get:
Common Regular er Verbs
French has three regular verb groups
- regular -er verbs
- regular -ir verbs
- regular -re verbs
The regular -er verbs group is the biggest and most useful group. Most French verbs fall in this group. Here is a list of common verbs that you are sure to encounter in day-to-day life:
|aimer||to like/to love|
|chercher||to look for|
|commander||to order/to command|
|visiter||to visit (a place)|
Pronunciation of Regular er Verbs Conjugations
In this section on regular er verbs conjugation in the passé composé we will focus on pronunciation.
There is 1 important rule to take into account when we want to pronounce the regular er verbs conjugation in the passé composé.
- The particip passé (parlé) is pronounced in the same way for all the verbs. The last sound that you hear is the é sound.
Tu as parlé
Il a parlé
Nous avons parlé
Vous avez parlé
Ils ont parlé
As you can see particip passé has the same pronunciation in every phrase.
Example Sentences with Regular er Verbs Conjugation in the Passé Composé
The final section of this lesson on regular er verbs conjugation in the passé composé is about seeing regular er verbs conjugation in the passé composé in action.
This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of regular er verbs conjugation in the passé composé through examples.
J’ai mangé une grande pizza avec un ami il y a une heure.
I ate a large pizza with a friend an hour ago.
Tu as parlé de ton hobby ?
Did you talk about your hobby?
Il a regardé à droite et à gauche.
He looked to the right and to the left.
Est-ce qu’elle a aimé ?
Did she like it?
Il a commencé à chercher un travail.
He began to look for a job.
Désolé, mais ce n’est pas ce que nous avons commandé.
Sorry, but this is not what we ordered.
Pourquoi n’avez-vous pas dansé avec lui ?
Why didn’t you dance with him?
Ils m’ont coupé les cheveux trop courts.
They cut my hair too short.
Test Your Knowledge on Regular er Verbs Conjugation in the Passé Composé
It’s not enough just to read the article on this subject.
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 do them.
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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. There’s no limit to it!
Anki File for Regular er Verbs Conjugation in the Passé Composé
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