Semi Regular Ger Verbs Conjugation in the Imparfait

Semi Regular Ger Verbs Conjugation in the Imparfait

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In this French grammar lesson we will learn about semi regular ger verbs conjugation in the imparfait

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how semi regular ger verbs in the imparfait are conjugated in French,
  • which verbs are common semi regular ger verbs in French,
  • how semi regular ger verbs in the imparfait are pronounced in French,
  • how semi regular ger verbs in the imparfait are used in sentences in French,
  • how you can immediately test your knowledge on semi regular ger verbs conjugation in the imparfait,
  • how semi regular ger verbs conjugation in the imparfait 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 semi regular ger verbs conjugation in the imparfait fits in French A2 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about semi regular ger verbs conjugation in the imparfait.

Table of Contents

Semi Regular ger Verbs Conjugation in the Imparfait

new endingvoyager (to travel)
jeeaisvoyageais
tueaisvoyageais
il/elle/oneaitvoyageait
nousionsvoyagions
vousiezvoyagiez
ils/elleseaientvoyageaient

Semi Regular ger Verbs Conjugation Method

In the Imparfait, semi regular ger verbs conjugate in a different way. An extra “e” is added after the “g” to keep the pronunciation soft.

This is done to all forms EXCEPT the nous and vous form.

So, in order to conjugate semi regular ger verbs in the imparfait one must:

  1. Take the nous form of a verb in the Present Tense
  2. Drop the -eons ending
  3. Add the new ending

The verb voyager means to “travel”.

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

  1. voyageons

The nous form of the verb voyager is voyageons.

  1. voyag

Once you cut of the eons ending all that is left is voyag.

  1. voyageais

When we add the new ending (eais) the final conjugated form will be voyageais.

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

Je voyageais

So, to conjugate semi regular ger verbs in the imparfait, all you have to do is take the nous form a verb in the present tense, drop the ending, and replace it with the new ending.

voyager-> je voyageais

manger -> nous mangions

Common Semi Regular ger Verbs

French has three regular verb groups

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

Semi-regular -ger verbs are a variation on regular -er verbs. That is why the endings are so similar. Here is a list of common verbs that you are sure to encounter in day-to-day life:

bougerto move
changerto change
corrigerto correct
déménagerto move (out of a house)
exigerto demand
encouragerto encourage
mangerto eat
partagerto share
protégerto protect

Pronunciation of Semi Regular ger Verbs Conjugations

In this section on semi regular ger verbs conjugation in the imparfait. we will focus on pronunciation.

There is 1 important rule to take into account when we want to pronounce the semi regular ger verbs conjugation in the imparfait..

  1. The jetuil/elle/on, and ils/elles form all have the same pronunciation. The s, t, and ent don’t get pronounced.

Je voyageais

Tu voyageais

Il voyageait

Ils voyageaient

All of these VERBS have the same pronounciation.

This rule holds true for all of the semi regular ger verbs.

Example Sentences with Semi Regular ger Verbs Conjugation in the Imparfait

The final section of this lesson on semi regular ger verbs conjugation in the imparfait is about seeing semi regular ger verbs conjugation in the imparfait in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of semi regular ger verbs conjugation in the imparfait through examples.

bouger

Je bougeais mes jambes.

I was moving my legs.

changer

Tu changeais mes pneus.

You were changing my tires.

corriger

Elle me corrigeait beaucoup.

She used to correct me a lot.

déménager

Nous déménagions chaque année.

We used to move out every year.

encourager

Vous l’encouragiez.

You used to encourage him.

manger

Jean et Alexandra mangeaient silencieusement.

Jean and Alexandra were eating in silence.

Test Your Knowledge on Semi Regular ger Verbs Conjugation in the Imparfait

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 Semi Regular Ger Verbs Conjugation in the Imparfait

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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