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Conjugate être - je/tu/vous forms - in the present tense in French (Le Présent)

The verb être means to be.

Learn how to conjugate I am and you are in Le Présent Indicatif in French

Je suis grand.I am tall.

Tu es belle.You are beautiful.

Vous êtes Mme Lupin.You are Mrs Lupin.

Tu es qui ?Who are you?

Note that the verb form changes depending on who is acting. 

Remember that in French, to say you, you will use either: 

- tu to address one person you know well, i.e. informal and singular

- vous to address a group of people, i.e. plural OR one person in a professional context, or that you don't know well, i.e. formal and singular

See also Using Tu and Vous to express three types of you in French (French Subject Pronouns)

Tu es qui ?Who are you?

Vous êtes qui ?Who are you?

 

Here's a link to the full conjugation of être in Le Présent Indicatif:
Conjugate être in the present tense in French (Le Présent)

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Tu es qui ?Who are you?
Je suis grand.I am tall.
Tu es belle.You are beautiful.
Vous êtes qui ?Who are you?
Vous êtes Mme Lupin.You are Mrs Lupin.
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