French Grammar - To Be

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What is the equivalent of 'to be' in French?

être

How can we conjugate être in the present tense?

  1. Je suis: I am
  2. Tu es: You are (singular)
  3. Il est: He is
  4. Elle est: She is
  5. Nous sommes: We are
  6. Vous êtes: You are (plural)
  7. Ils sont: They are (3rd person, plural)
  8. Elles sont: They are (3rd person, plural)

How can we conjugate être in the past tense?

  1. J'étais: I was
  2. Tu étais: You were (singular)
  3. Il était: He was
  4. Elle était: She was
  5. Nous étions: We were
  6. Vous étiez: You were (plural)
  7. Ils étaient: They were (3rd person, plural, masculine)
  8. Elles étaient: They were (3rd person, plural, feminine)

How can we conjugate être in the future tense?

  1. Je serai: I will be
  2. Tu seras: You will be (singular)
  3. Il sera: He will be
  4. Elle sera: She will be
  5. Nous serons: We will be
  6. Vous serez: You will be
  7. Ils seront: They will be (3rd person, plural, masculine)
  8. Elles seront: They will be (3rd person, plural, feminine)
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