Conjugate courir in Le Présent (present tense)

The verb courir (to run) is irregular in Présent indicatif, in that it doesn't follow the regular -IR verbs conjugation. 

COURIR  (to run)

je cours
tu cours
il/elle/on court
nous courons
vous courez
ils/elles courent


Listen to these examples:

Je cours tous les matins.
I run every morning.

cours-tu comme ça ?
Where are you running like that?

Theresa court dans les champs de blé.
Theresa runs in fields of wheat.

Nous courons pour ne pas manquer notre train.
We're running in order to not miss our train.

Vous courez plus vite que nous.
You're running faster than we are.

Les garçons courent après Julia.
The boys are chasing Julia.



See also:
Conjugate regular -ir verbs in Le Présent (present tense)
Conjugate partir, sortir and other -tir verbs in Le Présent (present tense)
Conjugate dormir and other -mir verbs in Le Présent (present tense)
Conjugate servir and other -vir verbs in Le Présent (present tense)

Learn more about these related French grammar topics

Examples and resources

Les garçons courent après Julia.
The boys are chasing Julia.


cours-tu comme ça ?
Where are you running like that?


Nous courons pour ne pas manquer notre train.
We're running in order to not miss our train.


Je cours tous les matins.
I run every morning.


Vous courez plus vite que nous.
You're running faster than we are.


Theresa court dans les champs de blé.
Theresa runs in fields of wheat.


Q&A Forum 2 questions, 5 answers

BrianA2Kwiziq community member

ne pas

Why, in “Nous courons pour ne pas manquer notre train.”, do we have “ne pas manquer” and not “ne manquer pas”? I didn’t know that “ne pas” is valid. 

Asked 3 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Brian, 

It is because the verb manquer which is  in the infinitive so  'ne pas' comes before the verb and is not separated in this case.

Je vous prie de ne pas parler en mangeant Please do not speak while eating 

Ne pas se pencher par la fenêtre = Please don't lean out of the window

take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson for more examples -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/negation-of-infinitives-indirect-speech

Hope this helps!

 

ne pas

Why, in “Nous courons pour ne pas manquer notre train.”, do we have “ne pas manquer” and not “ne manquer pas”? I didn’t know that “ne pas” is valid. 

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HarrietA1Kwiziq community member

Theresa court dans les champs de blé

hahaha- a very useful phrase!
Asked 2 years ago
RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Oui, je suis d'accord, c'est une phrase qui serait très utile.
RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Oui, je suis d'accord, c'est une phrase qui serait très utile.
MartinB1Kwiziq community member
Et très dans le vent !
PekkaA1Kwiziq community member

I think this sentence requires an adverb to make it meaningful: souvent.jamais etc. Otherwise it  sounds a bit odd, don't you think, like I wash my face ? The present tense denotes repeated or habitual actions, so there should be some kind of time reference, when, how often, , etc.

Cheers,

Pekka Järvilehto

Helsinki

Theresa court dans les champs de blé

hahaha- a very useful phrase!

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