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When something does something to itself, a reflexive pronoun is used. The reflexive
pronouns are exactly like the direct object pronouns except for the third person
singular and plural forms.
13 avril, 2015
Definition A pronominal verb (also called a reflexive verb) is a verb like se lever or se coucher which takes a reflexive pronoun (one which refers back to the verb’s subject). The reflexive pronouns are me, te, se, nous and vous.
Il se réveille à sept heures. Il se couche à 10 heures
When used in compound tenses like the perfect, pronominal verbs always take the auxiliary être:
Je me suis réveillé à sept heures
In compound tenses the participle must agree with the subject: (more…)
Pronominal (Reflexive) Verbs
These verbs are conjugated like normal verbs, but they require an extra pronoun before the verb. Most indicate a reflexive action but not all. And therefore literal translation should be avoided. .
Some reflexive verbs:
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12 avril, 2015
A pronominal verb (also called a reflexive verb) is a verb like
se lever, se laver, se dépêcher, se nourrir, s’évanouir, s’évader
which takes a reflexive pronoun (one which refers back to the verb’s subject).
The reflexive pronouns are
6 avril, 2015
Pouvoir and vouloir are are very similar . They are both irregular and very important in the communicative process so not to be confused. Learn them together in order to benefit from the similarities and also in order to get the differences clear.
First, some help to distinguish the meanings. (more…)
25 février, 2015
The past participle of recevoir is reçu.
The verbs décevoir, apercevoir, concevoir follow the same pattern.
To have a complete conjugaison of this verb, look here.
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Faire + an infinitive is called the faire causative. It translates to « have something done by someone or cause something to be done by someone, »or « to cause someone to do something. »
Elle répare la voiture. She is fixing the car.
Elle fait réparer la voiture. She is having the car fixed.
Il peint son appartement. He’s painting his apartment.
Il fait peindre son appartement. He’s having his apartment painted.
Le chien mange. The dog is eating.
Tu fais manger le dog. You are feeding the dog.
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30 janvier, 2012
To go and to come
|Venir-to come||Aller-to go|
Other verbs that are conjugated like venir (more…)
20 août, 2011
As you can see not all these verbs are ending with -RE.
There are approximately 350 3rd group verbs.
Here is the list!
Verbs in bold have the same endings as the others below them. (more…)
19 août, 2011
aller(to go) should be a 1st group verb but it is an irregular verb; therefore it is a 3rd group verb: (more…)
8 août, 2011
I am not sure how useful this list is, quite a few of these verbs are so rarely used and so obscure…. but since I have it, i thought I may as well share it with you.
Liste complète des verbes réguliers du 2e groupe
7 août, 2011
Comme pour les verbes réguliers (-er), la recette est simple.
Il faut extraire la racine en coupant IR
finir devient fin
rougir devient roug (more…)
20 juillet, 2011
Les Verbes réguliers. Premier groupe
About 80% of the French verbs belong to this group.
If you need more explanations, (more…)
4 août, 2010
In the following expressions, the French use Avoir when the English equivalents take « to be. » (more…)
14 mai, 2010
Again simple procedure.
- Chop the -RE
- vendre becomes vend
- entendre becomes entend
- Now that you have the stem just add the followings:
That’s it. Look at some more examples. (more…)