French Present Tense
Written by Qualified French Expert Aurélie Drouard HKH, Licence d'anglais LLCE
Last updated: 2023-03-24
Le Présent is the present tense of the indicative mood. It's used to express current actions and states of being.
French's single present tense is equivalent to both English present tenses: Simple Present and Present Progressive.
To stress the continuous nature of an action in French, you can use the expression être en train de + infinitive.
See also: French Présent and All French tenses