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INTERMEDIATE. LESSON #23. LES COURSES2

Le lendemain :
- Ce soir, il faut vraiment qu’on aille faire les courses.
- Il faut que je retrouve la liste… la voilà : courgettes, poivrons. Oui, c’est bien ça.
- J’aimerais que tu prennes mon porte-monnaie. Comme ça, je peux laisser mon sac à main à la maison.
- Est- ce que les enfants sont prêts ? Il faut que vous vous dépêchiez les enfants. Nous allons partir.
- Il faut que vous preniez chacun un sac pour pouvoir nous aider. On part à pied.
TRANSLATION
The next day :
- Tonight, we really have to go grocery shopping.
- I have to find my list… here it is : zucchinis, sweet pepper. Yes, that’s it.
- I’d like you to take my coin holder. That way, I can leave my purse at home.
- Are the children ready ? You have to hurry, kids. We are leaving.
- You each have to take a bag to be able to help us. We are going by foot.
Liste (fém.) : list.
Porte-monnaie (masc.) : coin holder.
Sac à main (masc.) : purse.
Se dépêcher : to hurry.
A pied : by foot.
Let’s learn today how to conjugate a verb at the subjunctive mood.
Of course, there are some irregular verbs but most of the verbs obey the same rules.

You take the verb you need, you conjugate it at the present tense with ils, then you drop the ending -ent and you replace it with the following endings : e, es, e, ions, iez, ent.
Before subjunctive verbs we always have que.

Let’s try with the verb dire :
ils disent => dis-
=>que je dise, que tu dises, qu’il dise,
que nous disions, que vous disiez, qu’ ils disent.


In this lesson, the verbs retrouver or dépêcher obey this rule. They are easy to conjugate.
We will speak later about the verb prendre.
Let’s have a look now at the verb aller. It has a specific stem at the subjunctive mood.

Que j’aille

Que tu ailles

Qu’il aille

Que nous allions

Que vous alliez

Qu’ils aillent

Translate in English :
1. Il faut que tu ailles à l’école.
2. C’est mieux que nous partions maintenant.
3. Je veux que vous veniez avec moi.

Conjugate the following verbs at the subjunctive mood :
1. Manger.
2. Obéir.
3. Mettre.

Obéir : to obey.

Answers

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