In this French grammar lesson, you will learn about the regular re verbs conditionnel présent conjugation.
In this lesson you will learn about:
- how regular -re verbs are conjugated in French,
- the regular -re verbs in French,
- how regular -re verbs are pronounced in French,
- how regular -re verbs are used in sentences in French,
- how you can quiz yourself on regular -re verbs conditionnel présent conjugations
- how regular -re verbs conditionnel présent conjugation Anki files can be downloaded.
By the end of the lesson, you will know all about the regular re verbs conditionnel présent conjugation!
Table of Contents
Regular re Verbs Conditionnel Présent Conjugation Table
Regular re Verbs Conjugation Method
This section will show you how regular -re verbs are conjugated in the conditionnel présent.
There is a two step method that will make everything very easy for you.
In order to conjugate verbs that end with -re in the conditionnel présent one must:
- Find the stem of the verb in the futur simple. For -re verbs this is the infinitive (full verb) minus the -e.
- Add the new ending (ais, ais, ait, ions, iez, aient).
In the conjugation table above you can see the verb vendre which means to “to sell” in English.
We will take this verb and conjugate it in the “je” form using the two step method.
The full verb of “to choose” is vendre in French. Cutting off the -e gives you vendr.
When we add the new ending ais, the final conjugated form will be vendrais.
So when you wish to say “I would choose” in French you get:
Please note that the new endings (ais, ais, ait, ions, iez, aient) are the imparfait endings.
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:
|descendre||to go down|
Pronunciation of Regular re Verbs Conditionnel Présent Conjugations
There are 2 important rules to take into account, when you want to pronounce regular re verbs conditionnel présent conjugations.
- The je, tu, il/elle/on, and ils/elles form have the same pronunciation.
- The je form of both the conditionnel présent and the futur simple have the same pronunciation.
I would sell
I will sell
The context will reveal which one is correct.
You don’t pronounce the letters highlighted in red.
Example Sentences with Regular re Verbs Conditionnel Présent Conjugations
The final section of this lesson on the regular re verbs conditionnel présent conjugations is about seeing the verbs in action.
This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on the regular re verbs conditionnel présent conjugations through examples.
Je ne prendrais pas ce risque.
I wouldn’t take that risk.
Est-ce que tu attendrais si tu étais à ma place ?
Would you wait if you were me?
Il vivrait à Singapour s’il le pouvait.
He would live in Singapore if he could.
Nous nous perdrions si nous vous écoutions.
We would get lost if we listened to you.
Est-ce que vous vendriez votre voiture si j’augmentais mon offre ?
Would you sell your car if I increased my offer?
Ils répondraient s’ils disposaient d’Internet.
They would reply if they had internet.
Quiz Yourself on Regular re Verbs Conditionnel Présent Conjugations
It’s not enough to just read this lesson.
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.
Anki File for Regular re Verbs Conditionnel Présent Conjugations
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