Pronominal verbs in the present tense in French

French lesson 10 of conjugation: pronominal verbs in the present tense in French

Pronominal verbs in the present tense in French
Knowing the pronominal verbs in the present tense in French is very important. Pronominal verbs have a reflexive pronoun. In the infinitive, the reflexive pronoun is " se " or " s’ " before a vowel (a, e, i, o, u, y). Here are some examples of French pronominal verbs: s’appeler, se lever, se laver, se reposer, se maquiller, se peser, se coiffer, se réveiller. The video below will teach you how to use pronominal verbs in the present tense in French:

The conjugation of pronominal verbs in the present tense in French

Pronominal verbs are conjugated with a reflexive pronoun of the same person as the subject.
Subject personal pronouns
Reflexive pronouns
Jeme ou m'
Tute ou t'
Il, Elle, Onse ou s'
Ils, Ellesse ou s'
Examples :

Je m'appelle Thomas.
Tu te lèves à 8h00.
Elle se maquille.
Vous vous reposez.

Pronominal verbs in the negative form (ne pas)

Construction of the sentence in the negative form with a pronominal verb:

subject + ne + verb + pas + complement

Examples :

Je ne m’appelle pas Thomas.
Ils ne se réveillent pas à 8h00.

Once you have correctly mastered this conjugation lesson on the French pronominal verbs in the present tense, you can move on to the next conjugation lesson:

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