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Conjugating verbs

Really struggling conjugating verbs> Any advice on best approach to learning the endings

July 21, 2012

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/siebolt

Every time, you get a drop down with the word: conjugate: open it and read it slowly and with attention. In the course of time you will know a lot without having to drum things into your head.

July 21, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/anomalocaris

Most verbs (the "regular" verbs) fall into one of three categories "-er" (like "parler") "-ir" (like "finir") are "-re" (like "apprendre"). If you look up the conjugations for all of these and just memorize them, you'll be able to guess more easily when you encounter a word you don't know. Of course, there are still lots of exceptions... :P

July 22, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Rowley

It is the hardest thing about French in my view. Not only do you have to conjugate verbs when writing, but you have to be able to recognise a verb in all its forms when reading. For instance, the word "bois" - is it the verb "boire" - "to drink" (water / wine / beer), or the noun "wood" as in forest. One of the early translations contains the word "gare" - nearly everyone translating it thinks it is a noun meaning "station", whereas it is the imperative form of the verb "garer" - to get off the road, or in this case "watch out!".

July 22, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/remnantshadows

Learn the verb stems and get the book 501 french verbs. It helped me out a ton when i was taking french class and got confused. Or you can try http://la-conjugaison.nouvelobs.com/ which i used when i was in a hurry.

July 22, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/ermanen

Keep practising and it will get better. You can read them as well but it is practice really does make perfect.

July 21, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/jcjenks

The site meirad suggests is great for looking up conjugations. I also like the site http://wordreference.com/ because it is wonderful for conjugations, definitions, and the forums for asking those tricky questions.

July 23, 2012
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