Conjugate haïr in Le Présent (present tense)

The verb haïr follows the same conjugation as regular -IR verbs in Le Présent. However, its stem is slightly irregular.

Have a look at the verb haïr in Le Présent:

Je hais les tomates.
I hate tomatoes.

Tu hais ce groupe.
You hate this band.

Mon frère hait Lady Gaga.
My brother hates Lady Gaga.

Nous haïssons les gens malpolis.
We hate rude people.

Vous haïssez la médiocrité.
You hate mediocrity.

Anna et Gina haïssent aller à l'école.
Annie and Gina hate going to school.


Note that in the first person, je haisyou have no elision as the 'h' is strong = [juh - é].
It could also be confusing pronunciation-wise with j'ai [jé] 

 

ATTENTION! The pronunciation varies between   ai   [é]   versus    aï   [a-ee]

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Examples and resources

Vous haïssez la médiocrité.
You hate mediocrity.


Nous haïssons les gens malpolis.
We hate rude people.


Je hais les tomates.
I hate tomatoes.


Mon frère hait Lady Gaga.
My brother hates Lady Gaga.



Tu hais ce groupe.
You hate this band.


Anna et Gina haïssent aller à l'école.
Annie and Gina hate going to school.


Je te hais.
I hate you.


Q&A

Roman

Kwiziq community member

25 January 2018

1 reply

problem with haîr

Le Robert as well as CLE International recommends î in ALL PERSONS singular and plural: je haîs tu haîs il haît nous haîmes vous haîtes ils haîrent

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

30 January 2018

30/01/18

Bonjour Roman !

The conjugations you quoted are for Le Passé Simple, not Le Présent :)


And the accent on the i is not a circumflex î , but a trema ï .


Bonne journée !

Daba

Kwiziq community member

18 November 2017

3 replies

The pronounciation

Je sais and Tu hais have different pronounciatons. Je is more eh, while Tu is ay. Is this on purpose and if so, why?

Ron

Kwiziq community member

18 November 2017

18/11/17

Bonsoir Daba,
I am usure which lesson you are studying as «Je sais» is with the verb savoir and «Tu hais» is a conjugation of «haïr».
Actually, the pronunciation is quite accurate:
Tu hais ---> sounds like tu ay because the «h» muet or aspiré
Here is a video explaining muet or aspiré
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRc1bccYX6Y
The verb «haïr» begins with an «h aspiré» which accounts for a lack of liaision with «je» and the lack of a contraction in the written form «Je hais», NOT j'hais which is incorrect.
This is the very probable reason that you are hearing a different pronunciation.

Bonne chance.
Ron

Daba

Kwiziq community member

19 November 2017

19/11/17

Sorry Ron. I meant je hais not je sais.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

10 April 2018

10/04/18

Hi Daba,


Je hais and Tu hais have the same pronunciation.


Hope this helps!

ly fen

Kwiziq community member

16 June 2016

1 reply

haïr changes completely in conjugation

I think, the verb "haïr" changes completely in present conjugation, it should be remembered by heart, right? is it the 2è groupe in ir?

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

17 June 2016

17/06/16

Bonjour Ly Fen !


Yes, the verb haïr follows the endings of regular -ir verbs in Le Présent.
Thanks to your question, I've added some precisions to the related lesson, please have a look:
https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/conjugate-hair-to-hate-in-le-present-present-tense


Merci et à bientôt !

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