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French is getting so confusing with all the " Ecrivent" and other ways to say write. Also, I feel rushed even though I'm right on time! Help!

September 22, 2017



Je = 'écris, Tu = écris, Il/Elle = écrit, Nous = écrivons, Vous = écrivez , and Ils/Elles = ecrivent.


Bonjour landri0

My French learning has been full of confusing moments.

However with slow progress through the Duolingo course, I am finding lessons that I originally thought very difficult are much easier to understand months later.

I think it takes a while for the French to sink into my brain


Relax, don't put yourself under too much pressure. Just keep going over things and eventually you will fine it all make sense. Tomorrow will be better and then the next day too. Little steps.


its okay just remember ecri means write so ecrivent means writing


"écrire" means "to write" and is conjugated:

J'écris - I write

Tu écris - You write

Il/Elle écrit - He/She/It writes

Nous écrivons - We write

Vous écrivez - You (formal)/You pl. write

Ils/Elles ÉCRIVENT - They write

You may look into getting a French verbs book that can help you decipher verbs and their different forms. Don't just make guesses at things you don't know, though. When you don't know something, look it up or ask for help from someone who knows French better. It's a long hard process, but if you keep on with it, in a few years you'll be wondering what language you should learn next!


In present tense, French verbs (infinitives) have three endings: -ER (like aimer), -IR (like finir), and -RE (like rendre). They each have specific rules for the verb endings.

-ER (using aimer)

-e, -es, -e, -ons, -ez, -ent

J'aime Tu aimes Il/elle/on aime Nous parlons Vous parlez Ils/Elles parlent

-IR (using finir)

-is, -is, -it, -issons, -issez, -issent

Je finis Tu finis Il/elle/on finit Nous finissons Vous finissez Ils/elles finissent

-RE (using rendre)

-s, -s, nothing, -ons, -ez, -ent.

Je rends Tu rends Il/elle/on rend Nous rendons Vous rendez Ils/elles rendent

There are irregular verbs too that follow different rules. I also found this website to help with verb conjugations and tenses.


Bonne chance!

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