Conjugate semi-regular -ger verbs in Le Présent (present tense)

In French, to preserve the soft g in front of vowels a/o/u, we use ge.
This rule applies to verbs ending in -ger when they are conjugated.
In Présent indicatif, it only affects the nous form of the verb, because of the ending -ons.

Have a look at the verb MANGER (to eat) in Présent indicatif:

je

mange

tu

manges

il / elle / on     

mange

nous

mangeons 

vous

mangez

ils/elles

mangent

Similarly conjugated verbs:

ranger (to tidy up)
changer (to change)
voyager (to travel)
corriger (to correct/mark)
obliger (to force)
nager (to swim)
mélanger (to mix)
bouger (to move)
etc


Have a listen to these examples:

Je range mon bureau.
I'm tidying up my desk.

Tu mélanges les couleurs sur ta palette.
You're mixing the colours on your palette.

Guillaume voyage beaucoup.
Guillaume travels a lot.

Nous changeons la couleur du papier peint.
We are changing the colour of the wallpaper.

Vous nagez tous les samedis matins.
You swim every Saturday morning.

Les professeurs corrigent les copies.
The teachers mark copies.


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Vous nagez tous les samedis matins.
You swim every Saturday morning.


Nous changeons la couleur du papier peint.
We are changing the colour of the wallpaper.


Guillaume voyage beaucoup.
Guillaume travels a lot.


Nous mangeons au restaurant.
We're eating at the restaurant.


Tu mélanges les couleurs sur ta palette.
You're mixing the colours on your palette.


Nous rangeons notre chambre.
We are tidying up our room.


Je range mon bureau.
I'm tidying up my desk.


Les professeurs corrigent les copies.
The teachers mark copies.



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