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Conjugate servir and other -vir verbs in Le Présent (present tense)

Verbs ending in -VIR follow the same conjugation as servir in Le Présent:

 

je sers I serve
tu sers you serve (one person you know well)
il/elle/on sert he/she/it/one serves / we/people serve
   
nous servons we serve
vous servez you serve (more than one person or formal)
ils/elles servent they serve

Listen to these examples:

Je sers les entrées.
I'm serving the starters.

Tu dessers la table?
Do you clear the table?

Il se sert en premier !
He serves himself first!

Nous resservons Paul.
We give Paul a second helping.

Vous me servez tous les jours.
You serve me everyday.

Les enfants desservent la table après le dîner.
The children clear the table after dinner.

 

 

Other irregular -VIR verbs include:

se servir de (to use <something>) 

resservir (to serve up again / to give a second helping)

se resservir (to get a second helping)

desservir (to clear <the table> / to do a disservice / to service)

 

 

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Tu dessers la table?
Do you clear the table?


Les enfants desservent la table après le dîner.
The children clear the table after dinner.


Je sers les entrées.
I'm serving the starters.


Vous me servez tous les jours.
You serve me everyday.


Nous resservons Paul.
We give Paul a second helping.


Il se sert en premier !
He serves himself first!


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