sentir, savoir, venir, naitre, valoir, pouvoir, souffrir, plaire

French translation: je sens, je sais, je viens, je suis née, je vaux, je peux, je souffre, je plais

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18:27 Aug 31, 2000
French to French translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: sentir, savoir, venir, naitre, valoir, pouvoir, souffrir, plaire
I need to know how to put these verbs into the present tense!!
Becky
French translation:je sens, je sais, je viens, je suis née, je vaux, je peux, je souffre, je plais
Explanation:
Of course, if you are not speaking in the first person (I), you will have to know a bit more about conjugation.

I fyou need more help, go to this site, you'll find help there:
http://french.about.com/homework/french/
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naA Website to help you
Pauline Côté
naSee below
Yolanda Broad
naquestion about your question
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nasee below
Louise Atfield
naje sens, je sais, je viens, je suis née, je vaux, je peux, je souffre, je plais
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je sens, je sais, je viens, je suis née, je vaux, je peux, je souffre, je plais


Explanation:
Of course, if you are not speaking in the first person (I), you will have to know a bit more about conjugation.

I fyou need more help, go to this site, you'll find help there:
http://french.about.com/homework/french/

Carla Sherman
United States
Local time: 01:33
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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Yolanda Broad

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11 hrs
see below


Explanation:
These are all irregular verbs, and are not conjugated the same way as model verbs:

Je sens, tu sens, il sent, nous sentons, vous sentez, ils sentent
Je sais, tu sais, il sait, nous savons, vous savez, ils savent
Je viens, tu vas, il va, nous allons, vous allez, ils vont
Je nais, tu nais, il naît" (note the "accent circonflexe"), nous naissons, vous naissez, ils naissent
Je vaux, tu vaux, il vaut, nous valons, vous valez, ils valent
Je peux, tu peux, il peut, nous pouvons, vous pouvez, ils peuvent
Je souffre, tu souffres, il souffre, nous souffrons, vous souffrez, ils souffrent.
Je plais, tu plais, il plaît (note the accent circonflexe) , nous plaisons, vous plaisez, ils plaisent.

Have fun, now!

Louise Atfield
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12 hrs
question about your question


Explanation:
Do you mean present indicative or subjunctive?

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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12 hrs
See below


Explanation:
Hi Becky,

So you don't get hung up with similar problems in the future, here are a couple of ways you can get this information quickly:

Most French/English dictionaries (beyond the tiny, pocket ones) have a grammar overview in the middle or at the end that will give you those forms. Very often, a dictionary entry will also have a symbol, usually an asterisk, beside a verb if it is irregular. This symbol tells you that there is more information in that grammar section. Another solution: most French textbooks published in the U.S. and England have verb tables at the end. You can use those tables to find the forms for your verbs, not just in the present, but in most tenses (depending on how elementary the textbook is, it may not have *all* the forms). I would encourage you to learn to use the dictionary version--it will provide you with much more thorough information, cross-referenced to each specific verb. And... I would recommend against those massive "French verb" books. It's like plowing through a hayfield!

Yolanda Broad
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16 hrs
A Website to help you


Explanation:
Hi Becky!

If you go at this address, you can find about all the conjugation of French verbs in all possible tenses.

http://www.pomme.ualberta.ca/devoir

This website is called the Le devoir conjugal.

HTH


    Reference: http://www.pomme.ualberta.ca/devoir
Pauline Côté
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Native speaker of: French
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