100 Basic French Vocabularies

We believe in learning the most important vocabularies first to start off your learning journey on the right foot. The list below contains 100 of the most frequently used French vocabularies. For more vocabularies like that, check out our yellow vocabulary book towards the end of this page.

EnglishFrench
Ije
youtu
heil
sheelle
itil
wenous
youvous
theyils
whatquoi
whoqui
where
whypourquoi
howcomment
whichlequel
whenquand
thenpuis
ifsi
reallyvraiment
butmais
becauseparce que
notpas
thiscette
thatça
alltous
orou
andet
to knowsavoir (sais, avoir su, sachant)
to thinkpenser (pense, avoir pensé, pensant)
to comevenir (viens, être venu, venant)
to putmettre (mets, avoir mis, mettant)
to takeprendre (prends, avoir pris, prenant)
to findtrouver (trouve, avoir trouvé, trouvant)
to listenécouter (écoute, avoir écouté, écoutant)
to worktravailler (travaille, avoir travaillé, travaillant)
to talkparler (parle, avoir parlé, parlant)
to givedonner (donne, avoir donné, donnant)
to likeapprécier (apprécie, avoir apprécié, appréciant)
to helpaider (aide, avoir aidé, aidant)
to loveaimer (aime, avoir aimé, aimant)
to calltéléphoner à (téléphone, avoir téléphoné, téléphonant)
to waitattendre (attends, avoir attendu, attendant)
0zéro
1un
2deux
3trois
4quatre
5cinq
6six
7sept
8huit
9neuf
10dix
11onze
12douze
13treize
14quatorze
15quinze
16seize
17dix-sept
18dix-huit
19dix-neuf
20vingt
newnouveau (nouvelle, nouveaux, nouvelles)
oldvieux (vieille, vieux, vieilles)
fewpeu
manybeaucoup
wrongfaux (fausse, faux, fausses)
correctcorrect (correcte, corrects, correctes)
badmauvais (mauvaise, mauvais, mauvaises)
goodbon (bonne, bons, bonnes)
happyheureux (heureuse, heureux, heureuses)
shortcourt (courte, courts, courtes)
longlong (longue, longs, longues)
smallpetit (petite, petits, petites)
biggrand (grande, grands, grandes)
there
hereici
rightdroite (droite, droits, droites)
leftgauche (gauche, gauches, gauches)
beautifulbeau (belle, beaux, belles)
youngjeune (jeune, jeunes, jeunes)
oldvieux (vieille, vieux, vieilles)
hellobonjour
okd'accord
of coursebien sûr
bye byeau revoir
good byeau revoir
excuse meexcusez-moi
sorrydésolé
thank youmerci
pleaseS'il vous plaît
nowmaintenant
hour(la) heure (l'heure)
minute(la) minute
second(la) seconde
day(le) jour
week(la) semaine
month(le) mois
year(la) année (l'année)
evening(la) soirée
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