Les verbes en -ir

Verbs with infinitives ending in -ir form a second group of regular verbs in French, often called ‘second conjugation’ verbs. To conjugate these verbs, drop the -ir from the infinitive and add the second conjugation present tense endings: -is, -is, -it, -issons, -issez, -issent. The singular and plural forms of the third person are clearly distinguishable (finit vs.finissent).

finir  ‘to finish’

je finis nous finissons
tu finis vous finissez
il/elle/on finit ils/elles finissent
past participle : fini

Here is a list of other common -ir verbs:

choisir, to choose   maigrir, to lose weight   réfléchir, to think, reflect
établir, to establish   mincir, to get slimmer   réunir, to get together, assemble
grandir, to grow (up)   obéir (à quelqu’un), to obey (someone)   réussir (à), to succeed (at)
grossir, to gain weight   réagir, to react   vieillir, to grow old

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