Live #39 – French verbs joindre se joindre rejoindre

Live with Claire from French With a Smile

This live is an answer to Mouaidالليق Mouaidتال who asked me to clarify the use of three verbs: joindre, se joindre and rejoindre.

Live #39 - French verbs joindre se joindre rejoindre

joindre

présent

je joins

tu joins

il joint

nous joignons

vous joignez

ils joignent

joindre means to join two things together, to attach, to enclose, to connect

Il faudra joindre votre CV à votre candidature.

You will need to attach your CV to your application.

joindre can also means to reach somebody on the phone

Je l’ai joint hier au téléphone.

I reached him yesterday by phone.

Live #39 - French verbs joindre se joindre rejoindre

se joindre

passé composé 

je me suis joint

tu t’es joint

il s’est joint

nous nous sommes joints

vous vous êtes joints

ils se sont joints

se joindre means for a person to join people

Live #39 - French verbs joindre se joindre rejoindre

Tu peux te joindre à nous pour le dîner de demain ?

Can you join us for dinner tomorrow?

rejoindre

imparfait

je rejoignais

tu rejoignais

il rejoignait

nous rejoignions

vous rejoigniez

ils rejoignaient

futur simple

je rejoindrai

tu rejoindras

il rejoindra

nous rejoindrons

vous rejoindrez

ils rejoindront

rejoindre means to meet up, to join a group

Ce pays a rejoint l’Union européenne l’année dernière.

This country joined the European Union last year.

J’ai décidé de rejoindre mes amis au club de voile.

I decided to join my friends at the sailing club.

Published by Claire SAMUEL

My name is Claire and my mission is to teach you French with a smile my friend!

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