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Almost Regular

These verbs are essentially regular with slight changes.


In the following verbs, the second to the last vowel becomes è for all conjugations except the nous and vous forms.

  espérer
j' espère
tu  espères
il/ elle  espère
nous  espérons
vous  espérez
ils/elles  espèrent
Verbs of this type
céder ** to yield,
to cede
célébrer ** to celebrate
compléter ** to complete
considérer ** to consider
espérer ** to hope
posséder ** to possess
préférer ** to prefer
protéger ** to protect
répéter ** to repeat
  acheter
j' achète
tu  achètes
il/ elle  achète
nous  achetons
vous  achetez
ils/elles  achètent
Verbs of this type
acheter ** to buy
amener ** to bring,
to lead toward
élever ** to raise
emmener ** to take,
to lead away
enlever ** to lift
geler ** to freeze
lever ** to raise
mener ** to lead
peser ** to weigh
promener ** to take a walk
       

Practice conjugating the above verbs!


Here, the final consonant is doubled except for the nous and vous forms

  appeler
j' appelle
tu  appelles
il/ elle  appelle
nous  appelons
vous  appelez
ils/elles  appellent
Verbs of this type
appeler ** to call
jeter ** to throw (away)
rejeter ** to reject

And here, the y is sometimes converted to i.

  envoyer
j' envoie
tu  envoies
il/ elle  envoie
nous  envoyons
vous  envoyez
ils/elles  envoient

Essayer and payer have two forms of conjugations - each is pronounced differently. One uses an i and the other a y.

  essayer
j'  essaie
tu  essaies
il/ elle  essaie
nous  essayons
vous  essayez
ils/elles  essaient
  essayer
j'  essaye
tu  essayes
il/ elle  essaye
nous  essayons
vous  essayez
ils/elles  essayent
Verbs of this type
employer ** to use
ennuyer ** to bore
envoyer ** to send
essayer ** to try
essuyer ** to wipe
nettoyer ** to clean
payer ** to pay (for)

Practice conjugating these verbs!

Practice conjugating all regular verbs!

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