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Répéter (To Repeat) – Examples

Répéter (To Repeat) – Examples

Today’s lesson examines the verb répéter, which means “to repeat”. This is one of the most important verbs to know for traveling and living in French speaking countries.

Répéter

to repeat

Répéter is a French verb meaning "to repeat". FrenchLearner Word of the Day lesson.

Word origin

The Modern French verb répéter comes from rĕpĕto (to repeat) in Latin.

Present Tense

Je répète I repeat
Tu répètes You repeat (informal, singular)
Il, elle répète He, she repeats
Nous répétons We repeat
Vous répétez You repeat (formal, plural)
Ils, elles répètent They repeat

Example Sentences – répéter

My intention with this lesson is to provide sentences you can use in real life. This first sentence is in the vous form. You’d use this sentence with either an individual person who you don’t know or a group of people.

Répétez la phrase, s’il vous plaît. Je n’ai pas compris.

Repeat the sentence, please. I didn’t understand.

This second example is in the tu form. You’d use this sentence with a single individual who you already know or a child or adolescent. This post explains tu vs. vous, the two ways of saying “you” in French.

Répète, s’il te plaît. Tu parles trop vite.

Repeat, please. You’re speaking too fast.

This sentence is somewhat autobiographical. When learning new vocabulary words, I always try to learn five new words per day and repeat them at least five times!

Je dois répéter les nouveaux mots de vocabulaire au moins cinq fois.

I have to repeat the new vocabulary words at least five times.

Conclusion

Et voilà ! You now know how to use répéter (to repeat) in French! Now check our these posts on the upward slanting acute accent (é) and the downward slanting grave accent (è).

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Répéter is a French verb meaning "to repeat".
Répéter is a French verb meaning “to repeat”.

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David Issokson is a lifelong language learner and speaks over seven languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private lessons. When not teaching or writing his French Word of the Day lessons, David enjoys his time skiing, hiking and mountain biking in Victor, Idaho.

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David Issokson is a lifelong language learner and speaks over seven languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private lessons. When not teaching or writing his French Word of the Day lessons, David enjoys his time skiing, hiking and mountain biking in Victor, Idaho.

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