Être – to Be
The present tense of être is used so often in French, it is important that you get to know these phrases.
to be = être
I am = je suis
you are (singular) = tu es
he is = il est
she is = elle est
it is = il est or elle est
we are = nous sommes
you are (plural) = vous êtes
they are = ils sont or elles sont
Listen to the podcast to learn how to pronounce these verbs.
Être Podcast (opens in a new window).
For an interesting look at how this French verb compares to other languages, download our Being Words Comparison Worksheet.