Conjugate recevoir and other -cevoir verbs in Le Présent (present tense)

Verbs ending in -cevoir* are irregular in Présent indicatif.

Let's see how RECEVOIR (to receive / to get) conjugates in Présent indicatif:

je reçois
tu reçois
il/elle/on reçoit
nous recevons 
vous recevez
ils/elles  reçoivent


Here are some examples to listen to:

Je reçois des paquets tous les jours.
I receive packages every day.

Tu reçois des amis à dîner.
You're having friends over for dinner.

Il reçoit des messages sur son téléphone.
He's getting messages on his phone.

Nous recevons des invités tous les dimanches.
We have guests every Sunday.

Vous recevez un accueil chaleureux.
You're getting a warm welcome.

Ces docteurs reçoivent les patients de huit heures à dix-sept heures.
These doctors see patients from eight to five.


*Other verbs ending in -cevoir follow the same pattern:

- décevoir  (to disappoint)  -  je déçois ...

- apercevoir  (to see / to catch a glimpse of)  -  j'aperçois ...

- s'apercevoir  (to notice)je m'aperçois ...

concevoir  (to conceive)je conçois ...

- percevoir  (to perceive) - je perçois ...

 

See also the more advanced: Conjugate recevoir and other -cevoir verbs (+avoir) in Le Passé Composé

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Vous recevez un accueil chaleureux.
You're getting a warm welcome.


Nous recevons des invités tous les dimanches.
We have guests every Sunday.


Il reçoit des messages sur son téléphone.
He's getting messages on his phone.


Ces docteurs reçoivent les patients de huit heures à dix-sept heures.
These doctors see patients from eight to five.


Je reçois des paquets tous les jours.
I receive packages every day.


Tu reçois des amis à dîner.
You're having friends over for dinner.


Q&A Forum 2 questions, 4 answers

Tu reçois des amis à diner.

Asked 1 month ago
ChrisC1Correct answer

Tu reçois des amis à dîner. -- You recive some friends for dinner. Here it is a not more closely determined set of friends that come to dinner.

Ces docteurs reçoivent les patients. -- These doctors receive the patients. This sentence speaks of specific patients.

And ces docteurs  reçoivent les patients.

Why with the above two sentences is one using “des” and the other using “Les”?

Tu reçois des amis à diner.

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it seems someone would give "plusieurs" fleurs but there would be "de nombreuses" fleurs in a field.

Asked 1 year ago

Hi Frank,

plusieures -- severl
nombreuses -- many

So you are correct.

A maybe descriptive way to express this would be: le champ est couvert de fleures. -- the field is covered by flowers. ;)

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

HI, Chris!  That's what I believe but my question was in response to an answer. I chose Plusieurs but the correct answer was Il m'a donné de nombreuses fleurs. I don't see that as a better choice than plusieurs. According to the explanation, nombreux is  more than plusieurs which to me is exessive for someone getting flowers.

it seems someone would give "plusieurs" fleurs but there would be "de nombreuses" fleurs in a field.

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