"Anne boit une bière et tu bois un café."

Translation:Anne is drinking a beer and you are drinking a coffee.

March 31, 2018

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Please explain the use of bois and boit


"Bois" is used in instances of the first person or the second person, i.e. "je bois" and "tu bois." "Boit" is used with the third person, i.e. "elle/il boit" or "Anne boit." Think of it as the French equivalent to how we say "I drink" or "you drink" but "she/he drinks" (with an 's') in English.

Note that "bois" and "boit" are referred to as verb conjugations of the infinitive verb "boire," which means "to drink." Conjugations tell us which forms of a verb to use with a particular pronoun, as demonstrated above. Hope this helps!


French verbs are extensively conjugated depending on the grammatical person:

  • je bois, tu bois, il/elle/on boit, nous buvons, vous buvez, ils/elles boivent.


Is boit the third person??? pls help!!!!!!!


Yes, it is.


Why can't we use Anne drinks a beer and you drink a coffee. Normally present tense is accepted.


Dumb - got the entire think correct except I spelled Anne without the e and they marked it wrong.


I hate this

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