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French Vocabulary – 100 most used verbs in French


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Orange Highlights: 3 core verbs ‘to be’, ‘to have’, ‘to do’
Green Highlights: être verbs (involving movement)
Blue Highlights: modal verbs devoir, pouvoir, vouloir
Yellow Highlights: most commonly used verbs

 

1. Être (to be)

2. Avoir (to have)

3. Faire (to do)

4. Dire (to say)

5. Pouvoir (to be able to)

6. Aller (to go)

7. Voir (too see)

8. Savoir (to know)

9. Vouloir (to want)

10.Venir (to come)

11. Falloir (to be necessary)

12. Devoir (must)

13. Croire (to believe)

14. Trouver (to find)

15. Donner (to give)

16. Prendre (to take)

17. Parler (to speak)

18. Aimer (to love, to like)

19. Passer (to pass)

20. Mettre (to put)

21. Demander (to ask)

22. Tenir (to hold)

23. Sembler (to seem)

24. Laisser (to let)

25. Rester (to stay)

26. Penser (to think)

27. Entendre (to hear)

28. Regarder (to look)

29. Répondre (to answer)

30. Rendre (to return)

31. Connaître (to know)

32. Paraître (to appear)

33. Arriver (to arrive)

34. Sentir (to feel)

35. Attendre (to wait)

36. Vivre (to live)

37. Chercher (to search)

38. Sentir (this time meant as “to smell”)

39. Comprendre (to understand)

40. Porter (to carry)

41. Devenir (to become)

42. Entrer (to enter)

43. Retenir (to keep)

44. Écrire (to write)

45. Appeler (to call)

46. Tomber (to fall)

47. Reprendre (to resume; to recapture)

48. Commencer (to begin)

49. Suivre (to follow)

50. Montrer (to show)

51. Partir (to leave)

52. Mourir (to die)

53. Ouvrir (to open)

54. Lire (to read)

55. Arrêter (to stop)

56. Servir (to serve)

57. Jeter (to throw)

58. Recevoir (to receive)

59. Monter (to go up)

60. Lever (to raise)

61. Agir (to act)

62. Perdre (to lose)

63. Écouter (to listen)

64. Continuer (to continue)

65. Sourire (to smile)

66. Apercevoir (to perceive)

67. Reconnaître (to recognize)

68. Ajouter (to add)

69. Jouer (to play)

70. Marcher (to walk)

71. Garder (to keep)

72. Manquer (to miss)

73. Retrouver (to retrieve)

74. Descendre (to go down)

75. Rappeler (to remind)

76. Quitter (to quit)

77. Tourner (to turn)

78. Finir (to finish)

79. Crier (to scream)

80. Courir (to run)

81. Permettre (to allow)

82. Songer (to think of sth)

83. Offrir (to offer)

84. Présenter (to present)

85. Apprendre (to learn)

86. Souffrir (to suffer)

87. Exister (to exist)

88. Envoyer (to send)

89. Expliquer (to explain)

90. Manger (to eat)

91. Valoir (to be worth sth)

92. Oublier (to forget)

93. Rentrer (to go back)

94. Pousser (to push)

95. Occuper (to occupy)

96. Compter (to count)

97. Empêcher (to prevent)

98. Plaire (to please)

99. Travailler (to work)

100. S’écrier (to exclaim)

 

 

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