Regular re Verbs Conjugation in the Passé Composé

regular re verbs conjugation in the passé composé

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In this French grammar lesson we will learn about regular re verbs conjugation in the passe composé.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how regular re verbs in the passé composé are conjugated in French,
  • which verbs are common regular re verbs in French,
  • how regular re verbs in the passé composé are pronounced in French,
  • how regular re verbs in the passé composé are used in sentences in French,
  • how you can immediately test your knowledge on regular re verbs conjugation in the passé composé,
  • how regular re 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 re verbs conjugation in the passe composé fits in French A2 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about regular re verbs conjugation in the passé composé.

Table of Contents

Regular re Verbs Conjugation in the Passé Composé

vendre (to sell)
j’aivendu
tuasvendu
il/elle/onavendu
nousavonsvendu
vousavezvendu
ils/ellesontvendu

Regular re Verbs Conjugation Method

To conjugate regular -re verbs in the passé composé, all you have to do is replace the -re ending of the infinitive with the –u.

vendre-> vendu

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 -re in the passé composé one must:

  1. Find the infintive (full verb)
  2. Cut off the -re
  3. Add the new ending

In the conjugation table above you can see the verb vendre means to “to sell”.

We will take this verb and conjugate it in the “je” form using the three step method.

  1. vendre

The full verb of “to sell” is vendre in French

  1. vend

Once you cut of the re ending all that is left is vend

  1. vends

When we add the new ending u the final conjugated form will be vendu

So when you wish to say “I sold” in French you get:

J’ai vendu

Common Regular re Verbs

French has three regular verb groups

  • regular -er verbs
  • regular -ir verbs
  • regular -re verbs

The regular -re verbs group is the third biggest group. Many French verbs fall in this group. Here is a list of common verbs that you are sure to encounter in day-to-day life:

attendreto wait
descendreto go down
entendreto hear
mordreto bite
prendreto take
répondreto answer
vendreto sell

Pronunciation of Regular re Verbs Conjugations

In this section on regular re 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 re verbs conjugation in the passé composé.

  1. The particip passé (vendu) is pronounced in the same way for all the verbs. The last sound that you hear is the u sound.

J’ai vendu

Tu as vendu

Il a vendu

Nous avons vendu

Vous avez vendu

Ils ont vendu

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

Example Sentences with Regular re Verbs Conjugation in the Passé Composé

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

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

attendre

J’ai attendu trop longtemps pour ça.

I have waited too long for this.

descendre

Tu as descendu les escaliers.

You went down the stairs.

entendre

Il a entendu la conversation par accident.

He overheard the conversation by accident.

vendre

Nous avons vendu tous les tickets.

We’ve sold all the tickets.

mordre

Qu’avez-vous mordu ?

What did you bite?

répondre

Ils ont répondu à mes questions avec difficulté.

It was difficult for them to answer my questions.

Test Your Knowledge on Regular re 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.

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. There’s no limit to it!

Anki File for Regular re Verbs Conjugation in the Passé Composé

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A2 you can practice every French A2 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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