French Verbs

Verbs are a key part of any language. Below you find a list of some of the most important French verbs to get started with. Together with other basic nouns and adjectives, this will quickly allow you to express basic things in French. For even more verbs, take a look at our learning resources for French at the end of the page.

EnglishFrench
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 waitattendre (attends, avoir attendu, attendant)
to standêtre debout (suis, avoir été, étant)
to sits'asseoir (m'assois, s'être assis, s'assoyant)
to closefermer (ferme, avoir fermé, fermant)
to openouvrir (ouvre, avoir ouvert, ouvrant)
to loseperdre (perds, avoir perdu, perdant)
to wingagner (gagne, avoir gagné, gagnant)
to diemourir (meurs, être mort, mourant)
to livevivre (vis, avoir vécu, vivant)
to drinkboire (bois, avoir bu, buvant)
to eatmanger (mange, avoir mangé, mangeant)
to walkmarcher (marche, avoir marché, marchant)
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