Use the chart, examples, and video below to learn how to conjugate être in the subjunctive tense (le subjonctif). To keep things simple, we'll only cover the subjunctive present.
Être: Subjunctive Conjugation Chart
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Examples: how to conjugate être in subjunctive tense
Here are some examples of conjugating être in subjunctive (subjonctif) form:
Imaginez que je sois un violoniste sur scène.
Imagine I'm a violinist on stage.
Je préférerais qu'il soit ici.
I would prefer him to be here.
Nous cherchons une assistante qui soit polie et organisée.
We're looking for an assistant who is polite and organised.
- Être is an irregular verb.
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Reminder of what the French personal pronouns mean:
- je = I
- tu = you (singular informal)
- il/elle = he/she
- on = we (formal)
- nous = we (informal)
- vous= you (singular formal OR plural (both formal and informal))
- ils/elles = they
How to conjugate être in the subjunctive tense - recommended video:
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