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 être subjonctif conjugation Anki files can be downloaded.
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 je||sois||that I am (were)|
|que tu||sois||that you are (were)|
|qu’il/elle/on||soit||that he/she/we is (were)|
|que nous||soyons||that we are (were)|
|que vous||soyez||that you are (were)|
|qu’ils/elles||soient||that 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.
- The je, tu, il/elle/on and ils/elles form have the same pronunciation of the verb.
que je sois
que tu sois
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
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 the Être Subjonctif Conjugation
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 B2, you can practice every French B2 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.
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Anki can be downloaded from here.