Look at these sentences:
Tous les jours, je me lève à 6 heures.Every day, I wake up at 6.
Les lions mangent de la viande.Lions eat meat.
Le téléphone sonne.The phone rings.
Notice that le Présent is used to refer to current actions, timeless facts and habitual actions. In these examples, it translates to the Present tense in English*.
*but be aware as this is not always the case! It can also imply Present Continuous or Immediate Future actions depending on context - see these other lessons:
Using Le Présent for immediate/near future actions
Using Le Présent for ongoing actions where English uses Present Continuous
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