Verbs ending with “ger”

French verbs ending with -ger follows a common set of pattern. Verbs like manger, voyager, etc. have spelling change in a specific Subject Pronoun (nous).

How To Conjugate?

In the Present Tense, “-ger” ending verbs are conjugated in the same manner as regular-er verbs. The only difference of conjugating “ger” verbs is in the nous form. It is claimed to be thus so because the sound of “g” becomes extremely rough and strange when spoken, so to make it sound smooth and gentle, an ”e” is added before the endings of regular-er in nous form only.

french verb regular-er ending with "ger" manger means to eat.


  • mang + e + ons — mangeons
  • voyag + e + ons — voyageons
  • nag + e + ons — nageons
  • rang + e + ons — rangeons

Manger- To Eat

Je mangeNous mangeons
Tu mangesVous mangez
Il/Elle mangeIls/Elles mangent

Examples of -ger verbs

Manger- to eat
Voyager- to travel
Nager- to swim
Changer- to change
Bouger- to move
Arranger, Ranger- to arrange
Corriger- to correct
Partager- to share
Obliger- to oblige
Mélanger- to mix

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