Regular -er Verbs

Regular French verbs
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Verbes du premier groupe*

There are several thousand verbs that end in -er, the largest category of regular French verbs. To conjugate them, remove the infinitive ending and then add one of the following verb endings:

je-e nous  -ons
tu-es vous-ez
il-e ils-ent

Par exemple…

parler (to talk, speak)

jeparle nous  parlons
tuparles vousparlez
il/elle/onparle ils/ellesparlent

Common regular -er verbs

abaisser to lower, to push/pull down
abîmer to ruin
aimer to like, to love
arriver to arrive, to happen
bouger** to move
brosser to brush
changer** to change
chanter to sing
chercher to look for
commencer** to begin, start
corriger** to correct
danser to dance
demander to ask for
détester to hate
donner to give
écouter to listen to
effacer** to erase
étudier to study
féliciter to congratulate
fêter to celebrate
gagner to win, to earn
glisser to slide
habiter to live
jouer to play
manger** to eat
manquer to miss
marcher to walk, to function
monter to climb
nager** to swim
parler to talk, to speak
partager** to share
penser to think
regarder to watch, to look at
skier to ski
travailler to work
trouver to find
visiter to visit (a place)
voyager** to travel

  The vast majority of verbs that end in -er follow this pattern; the only exceptions are aller and stem-changing verbs.

* French grammarians consider that there are three types of verbs.

** These verbs have one small irregularity in the spelling of certain conjugations – learn more.

 Regular -er Verbs Quiz

Think you’ve got it? Test yourself on regular -er verb conjugations with this fill-in-the-blanks exercise: Mes colocs

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