Verbs ending in -aindre, -eindre or -oindre in the present tense

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Verbs ending in -aindre, -eindre or -oindre in the present tense

In the present tense, verbs that end in -aindre, -eindre and -oindre are conjugated in the following manner. Examples include craindre (to fear), plaindre (to pity), atteindre (to reach), éteindre (to extinguish), joindre (to join), poindre (to dawn/come up), etc.
craindre en
Je crains
Tu crains
Il craint
Nous craignons
Vous craignez
Ils craignent
peindre en
Je peins
Tu peins
Il peint
Nous peignons
Vous peignez
Ils peignent
joindre en
Je joins
Tu joins
Il joint
Nous joignons
Vous joignez
Ils joignent

Nous craignons une invasion extraterrestre. We’re afraid of an alien invasion.
Vous joignez les deux bouts ? Do you put the two ends together?
Muriel peint sa chambre en rose.Muriel is painting her room pink.

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