French For Beginners
par Olivier Malet

 

Chapter Thirteen

 

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28

 

 

SUMMARY

Verb commands : Present tense – imperative mood – how to give an order

INCLUSIVE FORM

POLITE &
PLURAL FORM

FAMILIAR FORM

ENGLISH

TYPE I VERBS

Arrêtons!

Arrêtez!

Arrête!

Stop

Chantons!

Chantez!

Chante!

Sing

Cochons!

Cochez!

Coche!

Tick

Commençons!

Commencez!

Commence!

Start

Complétons!

Complétez!

Complète!

Complete

Dansons!

Dansez!

Danse!

Dance

Demandons!

Demandez!

Demande!

Ask

Écoutons!

Écoutez!

Écoute!

Listen

Entourons!

Entourez!

Entoure!

Circle

Entrons!

Entrez!

Entre!

Come in / enter

Étudions!

Étudiez!

Étudie!

Study

Mangeons!

Mangez!

Mange!

Eat

Marchons!

Marchez!

Marche!

Walk

Nageons!

Nagez!

Nage!

Swim

Observons!

Observez!

Observe!

Look closely

Parlons!

Parlez!

Parle!

Talk / Speak

Regardons!

Regardez!

Regarde!

Look

Relions!

Reliez!

Relie!

Put together

Répétons!

Répétez!

Répète!

Repeat

Restons!

Restez!

Reste!

Stay

 

TYPE II VERBS

Écrivons!

Écrivez!

Écris!

Write

Lisons!

Lisez!

Lis!

Read

Répondons!

Répondez!

Réponds!

Answer

Sortons!

Sortez!

Sors!

Go out

 

Note :

► There are special spelling for TYPE I VERBS ending in -CEZ or -GEZ for the inclusive form:

Mangeons! Nageons! Commençons!

► The negative form : Ne parle pas! / N’écoute pas!

► The unstable ‘e’ : Ne regarde pas / N’entre pas

 

Do not proceed further unless you master all the commands & key phrases very well.

 

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