Conjugate voir and derivatives in Le Présent (present tense)

The verb voir (to see) is irregular in Le Présent:

VOIR TO SEE
je vois I see/I'm seeing
tu vois you see/you're seeing
il/elle/on voit he/she/we see - he's/she's/we're seeing
nous voyons we see/we're seeing
vous voyez you see/you're seeing
ils/elles voient they see/they're seeing

 

For vous and nous only, the i becomes y.


Here are some examples to listen to:

Je vois Pauline là-bas.
I see Pauline over there.

Tu vois le ballon rouge.
You see the red balloon.

Mon chat voit dans le noir.
My cat sees in the dark.

Nous ne voyons pas l'intérêt.
We don't see the point.

Vous voyez ces lumières à l'horizon ?
Do you see those lights on the horizon?

Ils voient ce que tu veux dire.
They see what you mean.

Other verbs conjugate like voir:

fuir (to run away)
revoir (to see again / to revise)
entrevoir (to glimpse)
prévoir  (to plan / to foresee)
pourvoir (to provide) 


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Examples and resources

Ils voient ce que tu veux dire.
They see what you mean.


Je vois Pauline là-bas.
I see Pauline over there.


Vous voyez ces lumières à l'horizon ?
Do you see those lights on the horizon?


Nous ne voyons pas l'intérêt.
We don't see the point.


Mon chat voit dans le noir.
My cat sees in the dark.


Tu vois le ballon rouge.
You see the red balloon.


Q&A

Truc Thanh

Kwiziq community member

20 October 2018

5 replies

Further reading

Hi, 

I know in each example I do, you want me to focus on a grammar point . Sometimes, I need to read further more  the other grammar points. How can I find them on your page. For example, your sentense is :” Nous (“ voir “in le présent) tant de belles choses!”. In this case , I would like to learn about the use of “tant”. Where can I find this? Thanks,

Chris

Kwiziq community member

20 October 2018

20/10/18

Why not use google, like you would to find other things on the internet?

Truc Thanh

Kwiziq community member

21 October 2018

21/10/18

Thanks for your answer. I know what you have said. But there, there are many pages and their arrangement are not tidy and clear. I like the presentation for each item of Kwiziq: clear , complete, easy to understand. Could you please introduce to me such a page?Thanks a lot

Truc Thanh

Kwiziq community member

21 October 2018

21/10/18

I am taking the French tests in level A2.It is not a high level . So I think Kwiziq has the the lectures I demand at higher level. In reality, there are many grammar points  I have learnt before but I can not remember all about them . I just only read them again so that I can use them better. Thanks.

Chris

Kwiziq community member

21 October 2018

21/10/18

Have you tried to look in the "Library" section of kwiziq?

Truc Thanh

Kwiziq community member

21 October 2018

21/10/18

I have not known that section on kwiziq. After your answer, I will try it. Thanks a lot.
Clever stuff underway!