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The French Subjunctive, where is it?

Hey, I was looking under the words section of French course, and I was looking for the present-subjunctive conjugations for several verbs, but I couldn't find them. Under the Subjunctive tab, it only has the present conditional, which, after some digging, I found to be entirely different from the subjunctive. Does Duolingo have it, or have the course contributors made a mistake? (I love Duolingo, and mean no hostility with this post, I just want to make sure I'm getting as much out of it as I can.)

February 24, 2018



The course teaches both the present subjunctive and the past subjunctive. The verbs taught are some of the more common verbs as well as some irregular verbs for an introduction to the subjunctive mood. Present and past conditional are also taught, each in a separate skill. The skills are intended to introduce learners to the concepts and to allow some practice with a select number of verbs. At the end of the course you should be able to recognize the conjugation patterns for the various tenses and moods, be able to apply that concept to regular verbs not taught in Duolingo, and have an understanding of when to use them.

"Comprendre" is currently taught in the present tense and in the infinitive. If you find it in another form, could you post a screenshot? It should not be anywhere else and it might be a bug.

We are in the process of improving the tree, adding new skills, and fixing problems. We hope to have a new and better version released soon. https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/fr/en/status


I have tried with one verb, 'Comprendre'. Under the Subjunctive tab, I have found the Present Conditional and the Present Subjunctive. The latter may be missing for some verbs.

At any rate, the Present Conditional should be under the tab Others, or under a Conditional tab, not under Subjunctive.


You can use the conjugator of WordReference. Here is the page of the verb 'Comprendre', for example: http://www.wordreference.com/conj/FrVerbs.aspx?v=comprendre.


Duolingo is a little light on subjunctive, but there are a few lessons near the end of the lessons.

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