Conjugate dormir and other -mir verbs in Le Présent (present tense)

The verb dormir, like other irregular -MIR verbs in Le Présent, doesn't conjugate like regular -IR verbs:

 

je dors I sleep
tu dors you sleep (one person you know well)
il/elle/on dort he/she/it/one sleeps / we/people sleep
   
nous dormons we sleep
vous dormez you sleep (more than one person or formal)
ils/elles dorment they sleep

Listen to these examples:

J'ai de la chance, je me rendors facilement.
I'm lucky, I fall back to sleep easily.

Tu dors combien d'heures par nuit ?
How many hours a night do you sleep?

Il s'endort souvent sur son livre.
He often falls asleep on his book.

Nous dormons toujours ensemble.
We always sleep together.

En général, vous dormez profondément.
Generally, you sleep deeply.

Les enfants dorment paisiblement.
The children are sleeping peacefully.

 

 

Other irregular -MIR verbs include:

s'endormir (to fall asleep)

endormir (to put <someone> to sleep)

se rendormir (to fall back to sleep)

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J'ai de la chance, je me rendors facilement.
I'm lucky, I fall back to sleep easily.


Il s'endort souvent sur son livre.
He often falls asleep on his book.


Tu dors combien d'heures par nuit ?
How many hours a night do you sleep?


Les enfants dorment paisiblement.
The children are sleeping peacefully.


En général, vous dormez profondément.
Generally, you sleep deeply.


Nous dormons toujours ensemble.
We always sleep together.


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Regular -ir conjugation

Since verbs ending in -mir are conjugated differently than those ending in -ir, it would be useful to be able to see easily how regular -ir verbs are conjugated to compare them. Maybe a link to that lesson?
Asked 1 year ago

Here is a link to a page where you can check all conjugations:

http://www.verbix.com/languages/french.html

Regular -ir conjugation

Since verbs ending in -mir are conjugated differently than those ending in -ir, it would be useful to be able to see easily how regular -ir verbs are conjugated to compare them. Maybe a link to that lesson?

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Are you saying that that is the incorrect way to conjugate it?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Marie,

Just a correction- 

'S'endormir' is to fall asleep and 'Se rendormir' is to fall back to sleep as they are both reflexive verbs.

Hi Marie, the conjugation given in the lesson is correct. Was that your question?

-- Chris. 

I was confused by seeing "rendors" and "endort" in the examples, but not in the original conjugation. I would have explain my question better, but it didn't like the length of my question at first.

So endormir is to fall asleep, and rendormir is to fall back to sleep?

Yes, correct: "endormir" is to fall asleep and "rendormir" is to fall back to sleep.

They all follow the same pattern of conjugation as their root verb: dormir:

je dors -- je m'endors.
tu dors -- tu t'endors.
il dort -- il s'endort.

.... and so on. They share the same endings with "dormir".

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Are you saying that that is the incorrect way to conjugate it?

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Could someone please explain why 'de' is needed in this sentence?

'J'écoute de la musique' Merci
Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer
Yes ,indeed but that makes it specific, to listen to music would always be écouter de la musique.
You can also say "j'écoute la musique" but it means "I am listening to the music", talking about a specific piece of music. Using "de la music", i.e., using the partitive article, it makes it unspecific: "I am listening to (some) music". -- Chris (not a native speaker).
CécileKwiziq language super star
I think this is because of the verb ´écouter' . You have to use the partitive "de la" as you can only listen to some music at any one time. You would say - "J'aime la musique " as it is a general statement about liking music in general. Hope this helps !

But I believe you could, for example, say: "Tu as déjà écouté la musique de ce CD que je t'ai prêté?"

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Could someone please explain why 'de' is needed in this sentence?

'J'écoute de la musique' Merci

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