You will first need to know how to conjugate a verb before you start using them.
How to conjugate a verb in the present tense:
Mange - to eat
Je mange Ending with e
Tu manges Ending with es
Il/Elle mange Ending with e
Nous mangons Take out the e and replace with ons
Vous mangez Ending with ez
Ils/Elles mangent Ending with ent
Next, you will want to learn how to use verbs in a sentence.
aller means to go. You use it in a sentence when you want to say something along the lines of " Je aller au lac" which means I go to the lake.
ecouter means to listen to. When you say that you are listening to music you say " Je ecouter de la musique"
faire- to do something. Faire is used when you are going to do something that you wouldn't "play" such as skiing. Faire would mean "to go" do something. In English, it would be improper to say " I want to play skiing" but instead " I want to go skiing"
Jouer is used when you are going to play something such as basketball. It would be OK, in English, to say, " I want to play basketball
There are some exceptions and others that you wouldn't use a lot. Here are the common ones:
- Nager- to swim. You wouldn't need anything in front of Nager and just say "Je nager ( I swim)"
- Pecher a la ligne- To go line fishing
- Sauter a la corde- To jump rope
To say you don't do something you put ne.....pas
Ex. Je ne joue pas au tennis
I don't play tennis
Some Verbs To Remember:
- Chanter - To Sing
- Diner - To Have Dinner
- Parler- To Talk/Speak
- Travailler- To work
- Voyager- To Travel
- Aimer- To like
- Habite- Live somewhere
- Inviter- To invite
- Regarde- To Watch or To Look At
- Ecoute- To listen
Now you can expand your French to include how much you do something.
WARNING: THESE NEVER GO IN BETWEEN THE SUBJECT AND THE VERB
Je beaucoup ami voyage
Here are some useful describing words:
- Bien- Well.
- Tres Bien- Very Well
- Mal- Badly
- Beaucoup- A lot
- Un Peu- A Little
- Souvent- Often
- Toujours- Always
- Aussi- Also
- Maintenant- Now
- Rarement- Seldom, Rarly
Thanks, The Informer.