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 of pronoun.

jeʒə, ʒ, ʃI
tutyyou (singular, familiar)
vousvuyou (plural or polite)
ilsilthey (masculine)
ellesɛlthey (feminine)
çasait, that
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Here are some common verb forms using these subject pronouns:

je suisʒə sɥi, ʃɥiI am, I'm
tu estyeyou are, you're
t'es (Informal)teyou're
il estilehe is, he's
elle estɛleshe is, she's
c'estseit is, it's
nous sommesnu sɔmwe are
vous êtesvu zɛtyou are
ils sonti(l)sõthey are, they're (masculine)
elles sontɛlsõthey are, they're (feminine)
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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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