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Conjugation of être

Common conjugations for the French verb être, and their English translations.

Infinitive
êtreto be

Present Indicative
je suisI am
tu esyou are
il esthe is
elle estshe is
nous sommeswe are
vous êtesyou are
ils sontthey are
elles sontthey are

Imperfect Indicative
j'étaisI was being
tu étaisyou were being
il étaithe was being
elle étaitshe was being
nous étionswe were being
vous étiezyou were being
ils étaientthey were being
elles étaientthey were being

Past Historic
j'ai étéI was
tu as étéyou were
il a étéhe was
elle a étéshe was
nous avons étéwe were
vous avez étéyou were
ils ont ététhey were
elles ont ététhey were

Future Indicative
je seraiI will be
tu serasyou will be
il serahe will be
elle serashe will be
nous seronswe will be
vous serezyou will be
ils serontthey will be
elles serontthey will be

Conditional
je seraisI would be
tu seraisyou would be
il seraithe would be
elle seraitshe would be
nous serionswe would be
vous seriezyou would be
ils seraientthey would be
elles seraientthey would be

Present Subjunctive
(... que) je sois(... that) I am
(... que) tu sois(... that) you are
(... que) il soit(... that) he is
(... que) elle soit(... that) she is
(... que) nous soyons(... that) we are
(... que) vous soyez(... that) you are
(... que) ils soient(... that) they are
(... que) elles soient(... that) they are

Imperfect Subjunctive
(... que) je fusse(... that) I was being
(... que) tu fusses(... that) you were being
(... que) il fût(... that) he was being
(... que) elle fût(... that) she was being
(... que) nous fussions(... that) we were being
(... que) vous fussiez(... that) you were being
(... que) ils fussent(... that) they were being
(... que) elles fussent(... that) they were being

Imperative
sois Be!
soyonsLet's be!
soyez Be! (pl)

Present Participle
étant being

Past Participle
été been


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