All languages have verbs, and it is very important to learn the verb conjugations of a language you are trying to learn. Most people make the grave error of trying to learn a new language without understanding fully the mechanics of grammatical structures. Unfortunately, grammar is not everyone’s favorite subject. One can’t become fluent without understanding some very basic grammar structures. French verbs are very different from English verbs. Now that you have hopefully mastered and learned the subject pronouns we are ready to take a close look at verb conjugations. There are 3 family of verbs in the French language: 1stconjugation, 2nd conjugation, 3rd conjugation. We will focus our attention on 1st conjugation verbs . All regular 1st conjugation verbs end in ER. PARLER-to speak, CHANTER-to sing, TRAVAILLER-to work.
The personal endings for 1st conjugation verbs are: JE-E , TU-ES , IL/ELLE/ON-E, NOUS-ONS, VOUS-EZ, ILS/ELLES-ENT
Sample conjugations- Parler, Chante, Travailler
Before you conjugate a verb you always drop the infinitive endings and add the personal endings to match the person doing the action. REMEMBER Je- person doing the speaking, tu- person spoken to, il/elle- person being spoken about, nous- the speaker includes himself/herself , vous- speaking to more than one person, ils/elles- speaking about mixed group of males / female(ils) Elles- group of girls only. I suggest you go back to the earlier post on subject pronouns. Make sure you understand fully how they are used.