Conjugate reflexive verb se lever in Le Présent (present tense)

Here is how to conjugate se lever (to get up) in Le Présent:

SE LEVER (to get up)

je me lève I get up
tu te lèves you get up (singular-familiar form)
il/elle/on se lève he/she/we/one gets up / people get up
nous nous levons  we get up
vous vous levez you get up (plural/formal form)
ils/elles se lèvent They get up

ATTENTION:

For the pronouns "je/tu/il/elle/on/ils/elles", lever takes an accent on the first 'e' : è
See also Conjugate -é(-)er, -e(-)er verbs in Le Présent (except -eter and -eler)

In Le Présent, the 'se' part of a reflexive verb changes according to the je/tu/il/nous/vous/ils part.

See Conjugate reflexive verbs in Le Présent (present tense)


Here are examples to listen to:

Je me lève à 8 heures.
I get up at 8.

Tu te lèves à quelle heure d'habitude ?
At what time do you get up usually?

Le soleil se lève à l'est.
The sun rises in the East.

Nous nous levons avant les enfants.
We get up before the children.

À quelle heure vous vous levez?
What time do you get up?

Ils ne se lèvent jamais après 8 heures.
They never get up after 8.

 

 

Examples and resources

Ils ne se lèvent jamais après 8 heures.
They never get up after 8.



À quelle heure vous vous levez?
What time do you get up?


Nous nous levons avant les enfants.
We get up before the children.


Je me lève à 8 heures.
I get up at 8.


Tu te lèves à quelle heure d'habitude ?
At what time do you get up usually?


Le soleil se lève à l'est.
The sun rises in the East.


Q&A

David

Kwiziq community member

24 August 2017

3 replies

Present continuous

I don't see any example with the present continuous, but I guess it's the same here as it is with other verbs, correct? "I'm getting up to go to work" can be translated to "Je me lève pour aller au travail"?

Ron

Kwiziq community member

24 August 2017

24/08/17

Bonjour David, The short answer is yes, whether the verb is regular or reflexive. Here is an excerpt from the lesson that covers this: Notice that in French you use Le Présent to describe actions that are ongoing in the present, whereas in English we would use the Present Continuous tense for these actions (as opposed to the Present Tense). Note: There is no equivalent of the Present Continuous tense in French, so you cannot, for example, translate 'I am working' as "Je suis travaillant". Use "je travaille". --- the link for the lesson follows: https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/my-languages/french/view/422 Bonne chance.

David

Kwiziq community member

24 August 2017

24/08/17

Merci beaucoup, RON. I saw afterwards that the lesson about reflexive verbs contains multiple examples of (english) Present Continuous. I'll leave here a link to that lesson as well: https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/my-languages/french/view/4746

Ron

Kwiziq community member

25 August 2017

25/08/17

Votre lien est un très bon exemple concret .

Saptarshi

Kwiziq community member

15 April 2017

2 replies

me lève

I think "je me lève" should be translated as both "i wake up" and "i get up". Why do you consider "i wake up" as wrong answer?

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

18 April 2017

18/04/17

Bonjour Saptarshi ! Simply because "to wake up" is expressed with another verb in French = "se réveiller". "Je me réveille à sept heures, je lis un peu, et je me lève à sept heures et quart." (I wake up at seven, I read a bit, and I get up at quarter past seven.) I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !

Saptarshi

Kwiziq community member

19 April 2017

19/04/17

Merci Aurélie pour votre réponse!

clarice

Kwiziq community member

31 March 2017

2 replies

I think the first example sentence has sth wrong

It should be "Le soleil se lève à l'est." Is that right?

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

31 March 2017

31/03/17

Bonjour Clarice ! Thank you so much for letting us know: it was quite bad indeed :) It's now been fixed ! Bonne journée !

clarice

Kwiziq community member

31 March 2017

31/03/17

Merci:) I love lawless french which has so many french lovers interacting with each other. And I appreciate you guys' work.
Let me take a look at that...