French Phrases: French pronouns
Subject Pronouns and common verb forms
Subject pronouns are the words like I, he in English that generally
represent the 'person doing the action' in a sentence. See below for other types
Here are some common verb forms using these subject pronouns:
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|je suis||ʒə sɥi, ʃɥi||I am, I'm|
|tu es||tye||you are, you're|
|il est||ile||he is, he's|
|elle est||ɛle||she is, she's|
|c'est||se||it is, it's|
|nous sommes||nu sɔm||we are|
|vous êtes||vu zɛt||you are|
|ils sont||i(l)sõ||they are, they're (masculine)|
|elles sont||ɛlsõ||they are, they're (feminine)|
Other types of pronoun
There are other pronouns that 'stand in for' a person or noun with functions other
than the subject of the sentence. For example, in English, words like he, I
can't be used in cases such as:
with he, he saw I.
Instead, we use the pronouns him and me. Similarly, French has
object pronouns used in similar circumstances.
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