Regular verbs in the present tense – formation

To conjugate a regular verb in the present tense, we need to:

1. Take the ending off the verb infinitive:

  • parler → parl
  • choisir → chois
  • vendre → vend

This is called the stem.

2. Add the correct ending as shown in the table below:

EnglishSubject pronoun-er Verb:parler(to speak)-ir Verb:choisir(to choose)-re Verb:vendre(to sell)
Ijeparlechoisisvends
you (informal)tuparleschoisisvends
he/she/it (we)il/elle/onparlechoisitvend
wenousparlonschoisissonsvendons
you (formal, plural)vousparlezchoisissezvendez
theyils/ellesparlentchoisissentvendent