Conjugate offrir et souffrir in Le Présent (present tense)

The verbs offrir (to offer/ to give) and souffrir (to suffer) are irregular in Présent indicatif :

Although they're -ir verbs, they conjugate like -er verbs!

OFFRIR (to offer / to give)

j'offre
tu offres
il/elle/on offr
nous offrons
vous offrez
ils/elles offrent

SOUFFRIR  (to suffer)

je souffre
tu souffres
il/elle/on souffre
nous souffrons
vous souffrez
ils/elles souffrent

Listen to these examples:

J'offre des fleurs à ma mère pour son anniversaire.
I'm offering my mother flowers for her birthday.

Tu souffres beaucoup ?
Are you suffering much?

Basile m'offre un cadeau.
Basile gives me a present.

Nous souffrons de son manque d'attention.
We're suffering from her lack of care.

Qu'est-ce que vous lui offrez pour Noël ?
What are you giving her for Christmas?

Leurs amis leur offrent toujours des chèques-cadeaux.
Their friends always give them gift certificates.


See also Conjugate cueillir and derivatives in Le Présent (present tense)

and Conjugate ouvrir, découvrir and derivatives in Le Présent (present tense)

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Leurs amis leur offrent toujours des chèques-cadeaux.
Their friends always give them gift certificates.


J'offre des fleurs à ma mère pour son anniversaire.
I'm offering my mother flowers for her birthday.


Qu'est-ce que vous lui offrez pour Noël ?
What are you giving her for Christmas?


Nous souffrons de son manque d'attention.
We're suffering from her lack of care.


Basile m'offre un cadeau.
Basile gives me a present.


Tu souffres beaucoup ?
Are you suffering much?


Q&A

Walter

Kwiziq community member

15 December 2018

1 reply

" ... offering flowers to my mother for her birthday.

Shouldn't the English translation read, "I'm giving my mother flowers ... " rather than "offering"? 

Chris

Kwiziq community member

17 December 2018

17/12/18

Yes, that would sound more natural in English. But the "offering flowers" gives you more of a clue as to what to use in French.

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