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Etre = to be

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Je suis                 (I am)
Tu es              (you are)
Il est                   (he is)
Elle est              (she is)
Nous sommes  (we are)
Vous êtes       (you are)
Ils sont          (they are)
Elles sont      (they are)

Etre is occasionally used as the auxiliary verb when forming the past tense...