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to be ĂȘtre
How to say “to be” in French? “Être”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “ĂȘtre” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on to be in French like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

French Sentences with the Word “To be”

French sentence with “ĂȘtre” English translation for ĂȘtre S

Certains jours je veux ĂȘtre un acteur.

Some days I want to be an actor.

Ils doivent ĂȘtre grands de taille pour ĂȘtre mannequins

They have to be tall to be models

Vous devriez ĂȘtre plus patient

You need to be more patient. (formal)

Ils ont besoin d’ĂȘtre calmes

They need to be calm

Je ne devrais pas ĂȘtre si inquiet

I shouldn’t’ be that worried

Peut-ĂȘtre ce dont vous avez besoin est…

Maybe what you need is… (formal)

Peut-ĂȘtre que Lucia ne l’a pas achetĂ©

Maybe Lucia had not bought it

Vouliez-vous ĂȘtre dentistes?

Did you guys want to be dentists?

Peut-ĂȘtre que nous pourrions visiter jorge

Maybe we could have visited Jorge

Peut-ĂȘtre que nous avions trop bu

Maybe we had drunk a lot

Peut-ĂȘtre que c’est la personne

Maybe that is the person

Quand allez-vous ĂȘtre diplĂŽmĂ©?

When are you going to graduate?

Peut-ĂȘtre qu’elle est bouleversĂ©e.

Maybe she’s upset.

Peut-ĂȘtre que thomas peut voyager demain.

Maybe Thomas can travel tomorrow.

Ils devront peut-ĂȘtre le rĂ©parer aujourd’hui.

They may have to fix it today.

Peut-ĂȘtre que nous aurions parlĂ©.

Maybe we would have talked.

Peut-ĂȘtre qu’elle vous croit.

Maybe she believes you.

Peut-ĂȘtre que vous avez trouvĂ©, un bon ami.

Maybe you have found a good friend.

Peut-ĂȘtre que nous avons perdu les clĂ©s.

We may have lost the keys.

Peut-ĂȘtre qu’ils ont ouvert.

Maybe they have opened.

Peut-ĂȘtre que ce n’Ă©tait pas son jour.

This may not have been a good day for him.

Peut-ĂȘtre que nous n’avions pas travaillĂ© beaucoup, aujourd’hui.

We may not have worked much today.

Peut-ĂȘtre que vous n’avez pas pris la meilleure dĂ©cision.

You may not have made the best decision.

Peut-ĂȘtre que thomas n’est pas parti, Ă  la fĂȘte.

Maybe thomas didn’t go to the party.

Peut-ĂȘtre que cela fonctionnerait si vous le disiez plus fort.

Maybe it would work if you spoke louder.

Je ne veux pas ĂȘtre ici

I don’t want to be here

Je ne peux pas ouvrir la fenĂȘtre, c’est ça le problĂšme.

I can’t open the window that is the problem.

Elle continue Ă  ĂȘtre une trĂšs bonne amie.

She continues being a great friend.

Peut-ĂȘtre que la banque rĂ©soudra le problĂšme.

Maybe the bank would fix the problem.

Peut-ĂȘtre que le gouvernement ne voulait pas qu’on sache la vĂ©ritĂ©.

Maybe the government didn’t want us to know the truth.

Peut-ĂȘtre que vous ne seriez pas arrivĂ© Ă  temps.

Maybe you would not have arrived in time.

Je ne vous aurais peut-ĂȘtre pas reconnu.

I might not have met you.

Peut-ĂȘtre que nous allons le lui ramener demain.

Maybe we will take it to him tomorrow.

Peut-ĂȘtre que vous pouvez les envoyer Ă  eux?

Maybe you can send them to them?

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To be or not to be

Être (to be) – Ne pas ĂȘtre (to not be)

7 months ago


To remember the conjugation of the irregular verb “ĂȘtre” (to be), you can use the acronym “DR & MRS P. VANDERTRAMP,” where each letter represents the first letter of a verb that uses ĂȘtre as its auxiliary verb (Devenir, Rester, Monter, Rentrer, Sortir, Passer, Venir, Aller, NaĂźtre, Descendre, Entrer, Retourner, Tomber, and Revenir).

7 months ago


Being able to conjugate and recognize ĂȘtre in it’s conjugations is very important and will go a long way towards improving your French

9 months ago

Irregular verbs

Être is irregular. You will just have to memorize it’s conjugations.

9 months ago

ĂȘtre info.

Tips to remember the French word “ĂȘtre”:
– Associate “ĂȘtre” with the English “is/are” (think “E-star” in English, as if to remind you of the word “is/are” as in “estar” in Spanish).
– Think of the English phrase “to be or not to be” and substitute “ĂȘtre” for “to be.”

– “Être” is a highly irregular French verb and is one of the most important verbs in the French language.
– It means “to be” and functions as an auxiliary verb as well as a main verb.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– There are no perfect synonyms for “ĂȘtre” as it is a fundamental verb. However, “exister” means “to exist,” which can be somewhat related but is not used in the same way.

Conjugations of “ĂȘtre”:
Present tense:
– je suis (I am)
– tu es (you are – singular informal)
– il/elle/on est (he/she/one is)
– nous sommes (we are)
– vous ĂȘtes (you are – singular formal or plural)
– ils/elles sont (they are – masculine/feminine)

Imperfect tense:
– j’Ă©tais (I was)
– tu Ă©tais (you were – singular informal)
– il/elle/on Ă©tait (he/she/one was)
– nous Ă©tions (we were)
– vous Ă©tiez (you were – singular formal or plural)
– ils/elles Ă©taient (they were – masculine/feminine)

Future simple:
– je serai (I will be)
– tu seras (you will be – singular informal)
– il/elle/on sera (he/she/one will be)
– nous serons (we will be)
– vous serez (you will be – singular formal or plural)
– ils/elles seront (they will be – masculine/feminine)

Passé Composé (perfect tense):
– j’ai Ă©tĂ© (I have been)
– tu as Ă©tĂ© (you have been – singular informal)
– il/elle/on a Ă©tĂ© (he/she/one has been)
– nous avons Ă©tĂ© (we have been)
– vous avez Ă©tĂ© (you have been – singular formal or plural)
– ils/elles ont Ă©tĂ© (they have been – masculine/feminine)

Examples of sentences using “ĂȘtre”:
– Je suis Ă©tudiant. (I am a student.)
– Tu es en ******. (You are late.)
– Il sera mĂ©decin un jour. (He will be a doctor one day.)
– Nous Ă©tions trĂšs fatiguĂ©s. (We were very tired.)
– Vous avez Ă©tĂ© gentils. (You have been kind.)
– Elles sont mes amies. (They are my friends.)

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