Être Subjonctif Conjugation [+6 Examples & Quiz]

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In this French grammar lesson you will learn about the être subjonctif conjugation.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how être is conjugated in French
  • how être is pronounced in French
  • how être is used in sentences in French
  • how you can quiz yourself on the être subjonctif conjugation
  • how to practice with flashcards on être subjonctif conjugation
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French

Please refer to the French B2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French B2.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about être (to be)!

Table of Contents

Être Subjonctif Conjugation Table

que jesoisthat I am (were)
que tusoisthat you are (were)
qu’il/elle/onsoitthat he/she/we is (were)
que noussoyonsthat we are (were)
que voussoyezthat you are (were)
qu’ils/ellessoientthat they are (were)

Please note that:

  • the je and tu form end with an -s.
  • the il/elle/on form ends with a –t.
  • the nous and vous form have -oy as their root.

Pronunciation of Être Subjonctif Conjugations

There is 1 important rule to take into account, when you want to pronounce an être subjonctif conjugation.

  1. The je, tu, il/elle/on and ils/elles form have the same pronunciation of the verb.

que je sois

que tu sois

qu’il soit

qu’ils soient

You don’t pronounce the letters highlighted in red.

Example Sentences with Être Subjonctif Conjugations

The final section of this lesson on the être subjonctif conjugation is about seeing the verb in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on the être subjonctif conjugation through examples.

Il faut que je sois plus vigilant.

I need to be more alert.

Je veux que tu sois ici.

I want you to be here.

Il faut qu’il soit sous-titré.

It has to be subtitled.

Il faut que nous soyons courageux.

We need to be brave.

J’aimerais que vous soyez plus ponctuel.

I would like you to be more punctual.

Je ne pense pas qu’ils soient mariés.

I don’t think they’re married.

Quiz Yourself on the Être Subjonctif Conjugation

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.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

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

How to Practice With Flashcards for This Lesson

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