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Commonly used French Verbs

Click on a verb in the Infinitive column to see a complete conjugation table, showing the forms of the given verb in all the common simple and compound tenses.

FormBase infinitiveTense(s) / Form(s)Common meaning
estêtrepresentis
faitfairepresentdoes; makes
avaitavoirimperfecthad, used to have
futêtrepast historicwas
étaitêtreimperfectwas, used to be
êtreêtreinfinitive(to) be
ditdirepresent; past historicsays; said
fairefaireinfinitive(to) do; (to) make
j'aiavoirpresentI have
fitfairepast historicdid; made
avoiravoirinfinitive(to) have
étéêtrepast participlebeen
pouvaitpouvoirimperfectcould, was able to
fautfalloirpresent(it) is necessary to..., ...is needed
étaientêtreimperfect(they) were, used to be
devaitdevoirimperfectwas (bound/due) to...
fallaitfalloirimperfect(it) was necessary to..., ...was needed
voirvoirinfinitive(to) see
diredireinfinitive(to) say
réponditrépondrepast historicreplied
prendreprendreinfinitive(to) take
faisaitfaireimperfectwas doing, did, used to do; was making etc..
entendreentendreinfinitive(to) hear
seraitêtreconditionalwould be
allaitallerimperfectwas going; was going to...
allerallerinfinitiveto go; to be going to...
resteresterpresentremains
euavoirpast participlehad
avaientavoirimperfect(they) had, used to have
venaitvenirimperfectwas coming, used to come
venait devenirimperfecthad just...
auraitavoirconditionalwould have
ontavoirpresent(they) have
donnerdonnerinfinitive(to) give
croirecroireinfinitive(to) believe
semblaitsemblerimperfectseemed, appeared
vintvenirpast participlecame
trouvertrouverinfinitive(to) find
mettremettreinfinitive(to) put
passerpasserinfinitive(to) pass, pass by, go by
soitêtrepresent subjunctivefor...to be..., that...it might/should be...
rendrerendreinfinitive(to) make, render; to return, yield
perduperdrepast participlelost
j'avaisavoirimperfectI had, I used to have
savoirsavoirinfinitiveto know
peutpouvoirpresentcan, is able to...
eutavoirpast historichad
tenirtenirinfinitiveto hold
doitdevoirpresentmust, has to
trouvaittrouverimperfectfound
pritprendrepast historictook
furentêtrepast historicwere
suivresuivreinfinitive(to) follow
seraêtrefuturewill be
arriverarriverinfinitive(to) come, arrive; (to) happen
je saissavoirpresentI know
vouluvouloirpast participlewanted
vuvoirpast participleseen
revenirrevenirinfinitiveto come back
mitmettrepast historicput
voulaitvouloirimperfectwanted, wanted to...
parlerparlerinfinitiveto speak, talk
crucroirepast participlebelieved, thought
venaientvenirimperfectcame, was coming
venaient devenirimperfect(they) had just...
manquaitmanquerimperfectmissed; was absent/lacking
vaallerpresentgoes; is going to...
je mismettrepast historicI put
partirpartirinfinitiveto leave
tenaittenirimperfectheld, was holding
demandedemanderpresentasks, is asking
donnaitdonnerimperfectgave, was giving
répondrerépondreinfinitiveto reply
nous avonsavoirpresentwe have
remettreremettreinfinitive(to) put back
trouvetrouverpresentfinds
sortirsortirinfinitive(to) go out; (to) bring out
restaitresterimperfectremained
s'écrias'écrierpast historicexclaimed, cried
commençacommencerpast historicbegain
chercherchercherinfinitive(to) seek, look for
attendreattendreinfinitive(to) wait, await
devintdevenirpast historicbecame
demandademanderpast historicasked
revenurevenirpast participlecome back, returned
prendprendrepresenttakes, is taking
paraissaitparaîtreimperfectappeared
regardaitregarderimperfectconcerned, involved; was watching, looking at
arrivaarriverpast historicarrived; happened
putpouvoirpast historiccould, was able to
faisantfairepresent participledoing, making
perdreperdreinfinitiveto lose
abandonnerabandonnerinfinitiveto abandon
vivrevivreinfinitiveto live
venuvenirpast participlecome
laissaitlaisserimperfectleft, used to leave; let, used to let
écritécrirepresent; past historicwrites; wrote
connaîtreconnaîtreinfinitive(to) know, be acquainted with
devaientdevoirimperfect(they) were due/bound to...
arrivearriverpresentcomes/arrives, is coming/arriving; happens
parleparlerpresentspeaks, is speaking
butboirepast historicdrank
semblaientsemblerimperfect(they) seemed, appeared
quitterquitterinfinitiveto leave
importeimporterpresentmatters
abandonnéabandonnerpast participleabandonned
attendaitattendreimperfectwas waiting (for)
s'attendait às'attendreimperfectwas expecting
voulutvouloirpast historicwished, wanted
portaitporterimperfectwas wearing; was carrying
laisserlaisserinfinitive(to) let; (to) leave
donnédonnerpast participlegiven
fontfairepresent(they) do, make
conduireconduireinfinitive(to) lead; (to) drive
demanderdemanderinfinitive(to) ask, ask for
je croiscroirepresentI believe, think
commençaitcommencerimperfectwas starting
entenduentendrepast participleunderstood
faisaientfaireimperfect(they) were doing/making; used to do/make
arrêterarrêterinfinitive(to) stop
comptercompterinfinitive(to) count
laissalaisserpast historicleft; let
vientvenirpresentcomes
vient devenirpresenthas just...
je viensvenirpresentI am coming
je viens devenirpresentI've just...
pouvoirpouvoirinfinitive(to) be able to
devenirdevenirinfinitive(to) become
mourirmouririnfinitive(to) die
reprendrereprendreinfinitive(to) resume
tombertomberinfinitive(to) fall
auraavoirfuturewill have
saitsavoirpresentknows
sentirsentirinfinitive(to) feel; (to) smell
devenudevenirpast participlebecome
voyantvoirpresent participleseeing
devoirpast participledue, bound; had to...
étantêtrepresent participlebeing
allaientallerimperfect(they) were going to...; (they) used to go


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