Verbs in French

Verbs are a key part of any language. The French verbs list below will help you learn common French verbs in no time. Together with other basic nouns and adjectives, this will quickly allow you to express basic things in French. For even more French verbs, take a look at our learning resources for French at the end of the page.

Basic French Verbs

to open in Frenchouvrir (ouvre, avoir ouvert, ouvrant)
to close in Frenchfermer (ferme, avoir fermé, fermant)
to sit in Frenchs'asseoir (m'assois, s'être assis, s'assoyant)
to stand in Frenchêtre debout (suis, avoir été, étant)
to know in Frenchsavoir (sais, avoir su, sachant)
to think in Frenchpenser (pense, avoir pensé, pensant)
to win in Frenchgagner (gagne, avoir gagné, gagnant)
to lose in Frenchperdre (perds, avoir perdu, perdant)
to ask in Frenchdemander (demande, avoir demandé, demandant)
to answer in Frenchrépondre (réponds, répondu, répondant)
to help in Frenchaider (aide, avoir aidé, aidant)
to like in Frenchapprécier (apprécie, avoir apprécié, appréciant)
to kiss in Frenchembrasser (embrasse, avoir embrassé, embrassant)
to eat in Frenchmanger (mange, avoir mangé, mangeant)
to drink in Frenchboire (bois, avoir bu, buvant)
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French Action Words

to take in Frenchprendre (prends, avoir pris, prenant)
to put in Frenchmettre (mets, avoir mis, mettant)
to find in Frenchtrouver (trouve, avoir trouvé, trouvant)
to steal in Frenchvoler (vole, avoir volé, volant)
to kill in Frenchtuer (tue, avoir tué, tuant)
to fly in Frenchvoler (vole, avoir volé, volant)
to attack in Frenchattaquer (attaque, avoir attaqué, attaquant)
to defend in Frenchdéfendre (défends, avoir défendu, défendant)
to fall in Frenchtomber (tombe, être tombé, tombant)
to choose in Frenchchoisir (choisis, avoir choisi, choisissant)

Movements in French

to run in Frenchcourir (cours, avoir couru, courant)
to swim in Frenchnager (nage, avoir nagé, nageant)
to jump in Frenchsauter (saute, avoir sauté, sautant)
to pull in Frenchtirer (tire, avoir tiré, tirant)
to push in Frenchpousser (pousse, avoir poussé, poussant)
to throw in Frenchjeter (jette, avoir jeté, jetant)
to crawl in Frenchramper (rampe, avoir rampé, rampant)
to fight in Frenchse battre (me bats, s'être battu, se battant)
to catch in Frenchattraper (attrape, avoir attrapé, attrapant)
to roll in Frenchrouler (roule, avoir roulé, roulant)

French Business Verbs

to buy in Frenchacheter (achète, avoir acheté, achetant)
to pay in Frenchpayer (paye, avoir payé, payant)
to sell in Frenchvendre (vends, avoir vendu, vendant)
to study in Frenchétudier (étudie, avoir étudié, étudiant)
to call in Frenchtéléphoner à (téléphone, avoir téléphoné, téléphonant)
to read in Frenchlire (lis, avoir lu, lisant)
to write in Frenchécrire (écris, avoir écrit, écrivant)
to calculate in Frenchcalculer (calcule, avoir calculé, calculant)
to measure in Frenchmesurer (mesure, avoir mesuré, mesurant)
to earn in Frenchgagner (gagne, avoir gagné, gagnant)
to count in Frenchcompter (compte, avoir compté, comptant)
to scan in Frenchscanner (scanne, avoir scanné, scannant)
to print in Frenchimprimer (imprime, avoir imprimé, imprimant)

Verbs in French

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