The Providence French Language Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • February 6, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Meet local French language and culture lovers for conversation and fun! For the francophones it's a great way to meet other fluent French Speakers. Students of French can practice; build your vocabulary and finally figure out those verb conjugations! We welcome all ages and levels. We have a great group of people attending our group includes native French Speakers to beginners. Thanks to all for coming and participating. Venez vous joindre à nous pour rencontrer d'autres personnes qui parlent francais.

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  • Jaime R.

    The last Meetup was good for me because I had the opportunity to meet other members whom I had not met before. Also, we practiced a little bit of French.

    For al the beginners, like myself, I offer these simple rules to learn how to compose the endings of the indicative tenses of the regular verbes.
    Rules to compose the endings of the seven indicative tenses of the regular verbs. Présent Indicative
    Verbs ending in ...er: drop the er and add: …e; …es; …e; …ons; …ez; …ent. Aim(er)
    Verbs ending in ...ir: drop ir and add: …is; …is; …it; …issons; …issez; …issent. Fin(ir)
    Verbs ending in ...re: drop re and add: …s; …s; * …ons; …ez; …ent. Rend(re)

    Imperfait
    Verbs ending in ...er, ...ir and ...re: take the nous form in the présent de l’indicatif of the verb, drop the ending … ons, and add: …ais; …ais; …ait; …ions; …iez; …aient.

    Other tenses will follow...

    February 12, 2014

    • Ann B.

      Be careful with the present tense of re verbs. If the present 3rd person doesn't end in d once you drop the re as in the verb rompre, you add a t - il rompt.

      1 · February 17, 2014

    • Jaime R.

      Merci beaucoup!

      February 25, 2014

  • Jaime R.

    Last one.
    Imperfect subjunctive
    Drop endings of passé simple and for (…er) add: …asse; …asses; …ât; …assions; …assiez; …assent.
    For (…ir) add: …isse; …isses; …it; …issions; …issiez; …issent.
    For (…re) add: …use; …uses; …ût; …ussions; ….ussiez;
    …ussent.

    Form the present participle:
    ...is regularly formed:
    Take the "nous" form of the present indicative of the verb yo have in mind, drop the ending "...ons" and add: ...ant. (chant(ons): chantant; vend(ons): vendant; all(ons): allant; finiss(ons): finissant.

    The three common irregular present participles are: ayant from avoir; étant from être; sachant from savoir.

    Form the past participle:
    ...is regularly formed from the infinitive:
    ...er ending, drop the ...er and add: ...é. Donner, donné
    ...ir ending, drop the ...ir and add: ...i. Finir, fini.
    ...re ending, drop the ...re and add: ...u. Vendre, vendu.

    As you all know, the compound tenses are formed with the indicative tenses of the verbs être and avoir + past participle.

    February 17, 2014

  • Jaime R.

    2nd. part:

    Passé simple
    For all ...er verbs, drop the ...er and add: …ai; …as; …a; …âmes; …âtes; …erent.
    For:..ir and …re, drop ending of infinitive and add: …is; …is;…it;…îmes; …îtes; …irent.

    Futur
    Add following endings to the whole infinitive, as (aimer) and (partir) but, for …re, as in (rendre), drop the (e) and add to all as follows: …ai; …as; …a; …ons; …ez; …ont.

    Conditionnel
    Add endings to the whole infinitive, (aimer) and (partir) but for …re (rendre) drop the (e) and add to all as follows: …ais; …ais; …ait; …ions; …iez; …aient.

    Présent subjuntive
    Drop (…ant) ending, as aimant, of the present participle of the verb and add: ...e; …es; ... e; …ions; …iez; …ent.

    More will follow...

    February 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm very sorry that I've had to change the RSVP for my first French meetup. However if the weather predictions are accurate, I can predict that I'll still be snowbound on Thursday!

    February 5, 2014

  • Ann B.

    So sorry to hear that, Joanne. I know your daughter hadn't been well before. You really have it coming both ways. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    February 1, 2014

  • Joanne D.

    sorry I'm unable to attend.my son is very sick in the hospital

    January 31, 2014

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