Regular re Verbs Passé Simple Conjugation [+5 Examples & Quiz]

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In this French grammar lesson you will learn about the regular re verbs passé simple 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 used in sentences in French
  • how you can quiz yourself on regular -re verbs passé simple conjugations
  • how to practice with flashcards on regular -re verbs passé simple conjugation
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French

Please refer to the French C1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French C1.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about the regular re verbs passé simple conjugation!

Table of Contents

Regular re Verbs Passé Simple Conjugation Table

j’/jestem of the verbis
tustem of the verbis
il/elle/onstem of the verbit
nousstem of the verbîmes
vousstem of the verbîtes
ils/ellesstem of the verbirent

Regular -re Verbs Conjugation Method

This section will show you how regular -re verbs are conjugated in the passé simple.

There is a two step method that will make everything very easy for you.

In order to conjugate regular verbs that end with -re in the passé simple one must:

  1. Find the stem of the verb (verb minus the -re ending)
  2. Add the new ending (is, is, it, îmes, îtes, irent)

The verb vendre means “to sell” in English.

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

  1. vend

The stem of vendre is vend.

  1. vendis

When you add the is ending you get vendis.

So, the je form of vendre in the passé simple is:

je vendis

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
répondreto answer
vendreto sell

Example Sentences with Regular re Verbs Passé Simple Conjugations

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

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on regular re verbs passé simple conjugations through examples.


Je perdis la notion du temps.

I lost track of the time.


Tu vendis tous tes produits.

You sold all your products.


Antoine de Saint-Exupéry écrivit un livre célèbre.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote a famous book.


Vous perdîtes la bataille.

You lost the battle.


Ils défendirent le château.

They defended the castle.

Quiz Yourself on Regular re Verbs Passé Simple Conjugations

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!

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