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Conjugate regular -ir verbs in the present tense in French (Le Présent)

Learn how to conjugate most verbs ending -ir in Le Présent Indicatif in French

  new ending finir (to finish) choisir (to choose)
Je  -is finis choisis
Tu  -is finis choisis
Il/elle/on  -it finit choisit
Nous  -issons finissons choisissons
Vous  -issez finissez choisissez
Ils/elles  -issent finissent choisissent

Listen to these examples with finir:

Je finis mes devoirs.I finish my homework.

Tu finis ton assiette ou pas de dessert.You finish your plate or no dessert.

Miranda finit de faire sa valise.Miranda is finishing packing her suitcase.

Nous finissons de décorer la pièce.We finish decorating the room.

Vous finissez quand ?When do you finish?

Les enfants finissent l'école dans une heure.The children finish school in an hour.

Nous répartissons les bonbons entre nous quatre.We're dividing the sweets between the four of us.

Note that the verb répartir is NOT a derivative of partir, but shares its root with the word repartition, and does follow the regular -IR conjugation. 

Pronunciation guide

In the singular forms, the -s and -t of finis and finit are silent.
All three persons endings are pronounced [ee]

In the plural, the -ent part of the -issent ending is silent. You pronounce [eess]

 

Grammar jargon

The infinitive of the verb is the unconjugated verb e.g. finir (to finish) as opposed to a conjugated form like je finis (I finish).

The stem of the infinitive is the part before the -er, -ir, or -re ending.

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Examples and resources

Il agit prudemment.He's acting carefully.
Sérieusement !?! Tu as le choix entre 365 jours, et tu choisis celui-là !!!Seriously!?! You've got the choice between 365 days, and you pick this one!!!
Elles choisissent leurs robes.They're choosing their dresses.
Nous répartissons les bonbons entre nous quatre.We're dividing the sweets between the four of us.
Vous finissez quand ?When do you finish?
Nous finissons de décorer la pièce.We finish decorating the room.
Tu rougis.You're blushing.
Je finis mes devoirs.I finish my homework.
Miranda finit de faire sa valise.Miranda is finishing packing her suitcase.
Les enfants finissent l'école dans une heure.The children finish school in an hour.
Tu finis ton assiette ou pas de dessert.You finish your plate or no dessert.
Nous applaudissons les acteurs.We're applauding the actors.
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