French Verbs

If you're trying to learn French Verbs you will find some useful resources including a course about Verbs in the present past and future tense... to help you with your French grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn French. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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French Verbs

Learning the French Verbs is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the French language. But first we need to know what the role of Verbs is in the structure of the grammar in French.

French verbs are words that convey action (bring, read, walk, run), or a state of being (exist, stand). In most languages a verb may agree with the person, gender, and/or number of some of its arguments, such as its subject, or object. Here are some examples:

English VerbsFrench Verbs
VerbsVerbes
PastPassé
I spokeJ'ai parlé
I wroteJ'ai écrit
I droveJ'ai roulé
I lovedJ'ai aimé
I gaveJ'ai donné
I smiledJ'ai souri
I tookJ'ai pris
he spokeil a parlé
he wroteil a ecrit
he droveil a conduit
he lovedil aimait
he gaveil a donné
he smiledil sourit
he tookil a pris
we spokenous avons parlé
we wrotenous avons écrit
we droveNous avons roulé
we lovednous avons aimé
we gavenous avons donné
we smilednous avons souri
we tooknous avons pris
FutureAvenir
I will speakJe vais parler
I will writeJe vais écrire
I will driveJe conduirai
I will loveJ'aimerai/ J'adora
I will giveJe donnerai
I will smileJe sourirai
I will takeJe prendrai
he will speakIl parlera
he will writeil écrira
he will driveIl conduira
he will loveil aimera/il adora
he will giveil donnera
he will smileIl sourira
he will takeIl prendra
we will speaknous parlerons
we will writenous écrirons
we will drivenous conduirons
we will loveNous aimerons/Nous adorons
we will givenous donnerons
we will smilenous sourirons
we will takenous prendrons
PresentPrésent
I speakJe parle
I writeJ'écris
I driveJe conduis
I loveJ'adore
I giveJe donne
I smileJe souris
I takeJe prends
he speaksil parle
he writesécrit-il
he drivesil conduit
he lovesil adore
he givesil donne
he smilesil sourit
he takesil prend
we speakNous parlons
we writenous écrire
we drivenous conduisons
we lovenous aimons
we givenous donnons
we smilenous sourions
we takeNous prenons

Notice the structure of the Verbs in French.

List of Verbs in French

Below is a list of the conjugated Verbs in the present past and future in French placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your French vocabulary.

English VerbsFrench Verbs
I can accept thatJe ne peux accepter que
she added itelle l'a ajouté
we admit itnous l'admettons
they advised himIls lui conseillèrent
I can agree with thatJe suis d'accord avec ça
she allows itelle permet
we announce itnous l'annoncons
I can apologizeJe peux s'excuser
she appears todayelle apparaît aujourd'hui
they arranged thatils ont organisé ça
I can arrive tomorrowJe peux arriver demain
she can ask himelle peut lui demander
she attaches thatelle attache une que
we attack themnous les attaquons
they avoid herils évitent de son
I can bake itJe peux le faire cuire
she is like himelle est comme lui
we beat itnous battre
they became happyils sont devenus heureux
I can begin thatJe peux commencer que
we borrowed moneynous avons emprunté de l'argent
they breathe airils respirent de l'air
I can bring itJe peux le faire
I can build thatJe peux construire que
she buys foodelle achète des aliments
we calculate itde le calculer
they carry itils le portent
they don't cheatils ne trichent pas
she chooses himelle lui choisit
we close itnous le fermons
he comes hereil vient ici
I can compare thatJe peux comparer ça
she competes with meelle est en concurrence avec moi
we complain about itnous plaindre
they continued readingils ont continué la lecture
he cried about thats'écria-t-à ce sujet
I can decide nowJe peux décider maintenant
she described it to meelle m'a décrit
we disagree about itnous sommes en désaccord à ce sujet
they disappeared quicklyils ont disparu rapidement
I discovered thatJ'ai découvert que
she dislikes thatelle n'aime pas que
we do itnous le faisons
they dream about itils rêvent
I earnedJe gagnais
he eats a lotil mange beaucoup
we enjoyed thatnous avons apprécié que
they entered hereils sont entrés ici
he escaped thatil s'enfuit que
I can explain thatJe ne peux expliquer que
she feels that tooElle estime que trop
we fled from therenous avons fui à partir de là
they will fly tomorrowils s'envoleront demain
I can follow youJe peux vous suivre
she forgot meelle m'a oublié
we forgive himnous lui pardonne
I can give her thatJe peux lui donne ça
she goes thereElle y va
we greeted themnous les avons accueillis
I hate thatJe déteste ça
I can hear itJe peux l'entendre
she imagine thatelle imaginer que
we invited themNous les avons invités
I know himJe le connais
she learned itelle a appris
we leave nownous quittons maintenant
they lied about himils ont menti à son sujet
I can listen to thatJe peux écouter que
she lost thatelle a perdu ça
we made it yesterdaynous avons fait hier
they met himils l'ont rencontré
I misspell thatJe faute d'orthographe ça
I always prayJe prie toujours
she prefers thatelle préfère que
we protected themnous les avons protégées
they will punish herils punir son
I can put it thereJe peux le mettre là
she will read itelle fera la lecture
we received thatnous avons reçu ça
they refuse to talkils refusent de parler
I remember thatJe me souviens que
she repeats thatElle répète que
we see itnous le voyons
they sell itils le vendent
I sent that yesterdayJ'ai envoyé ça, hier
he shaved his beardil se rasait la barbe
it shrunk quicklyil rétréci rapidement
we will sing itnous chanterons
they sat thereIls étaient assis là
I can speak itJe peux le parler
she spends moneyelle dépense l'argent
we suffered from thatnous avons souffert de ça
they suggest thatIls suggèrent que
I surprised himJe l'ai surpris
she took thatelle a considèré que
we teach itnous l'enseignons
they told usIls nous ont dit
she thanked himElle le remercié
I can think about itJe ne peux penser
she threw itelle la jeta
we understand thatnous comprenons que
they want thatils veulent que cette
I can wear itJe peux le porter
she writes thatelle écrit que
we talk about iton en parle
they have itils l'ont
I watched itJe l'ai regardé
I will talk about itJe vais en parler
he bought that yesterdayil a acheté ça, hier
we finished itnous l'avons terminé

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