L'indicatif du présent / Present Indicative

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Present indicative tense is used to express an action that happens on a habitual basis or that is happening now. Examples in English:

  • I walk my dog every day [habitual]
  • I'm walking my dog right now. [happening right now]
All the verb conjugations on this site are conjugated in the present indicative tense, so you can refer to Verb Conjugations to see how it is formed. The translations in English are as follows:
  • I/you/he/she/it/we/they [verb]
  • I/you/he/she/it/we/they are [verb]ing
  • I/you/he/she/it/we/they do [verb]
However, for the second one, a more accurate way to say it is with using en train de plus the infinitive in place of a conjugated verb.

  • Je parle=I talk or I do talk
  • Je suis en train de parler=I am talking

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