Top 10 Verbs

Top 10 French verbs
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Les dix premiers verbes

Here are the 10 most common and useful French verbs, in alphabetical order. Click any verb for the full set of simple and compound conjugations. The final column has links to lessons on detailed usage as well as expressions.

aller   to go   Using aller
Je vais à la banque.   I’m going to the bank.    
avoir   to have   Using avoir
J’ai un chien.   I have a dog.   Expressions
devoir   must, to have to   Using devoir
Je dois étudier.   I have to study    
dire   to say, to tell   Using dire
Je te dis la vérité.   I’m telling you the truth.    
être   to be   Using être
Je suis fatigué.   I’m tired.   Expressions
faire   to do, to make   Using faire
Je fais la vaisselle.   I’m doing the dishes.    
pouvoir   can, to be able to   Using pouvoir
Je peux travailler.   I can work.    
savoir   to know   Using savoir
Je sais son adresse.   I know his address.    
voir   to see   Using voir
Je vois des étoiles.   I see some stars.    
vouloir   to want   Using vouloir
Je veux manger.   I want to eat.    

These are the top 10 irregular verbs, but there are lots more where they came from: Irregular French verbs

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2 Responses

  1. Sandra Coleman 16 July 2014 / 15:16

    Laura this is a fantastic resource I will definitely be a regular visitor. Now living in France I am having to improve my very old school french quickly. Merci bien.

  2. Richard Glynn 12 June 2014 / 7:28

    Love the new website !

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