Top French Verbs

Most common French verbs

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Of the thousands of French verbs, there are a few that get used far more than the rest, so you need to make sure that you know what they mean and how to use and conjugate them.

Here are lessons and conjugations for the 10 most common French verbs. Once you've looked those over, try the conjugation quizzes for a quick analysis of your conjugation expertise.

ÊTRE - TO BE
Lessons: using être | expressions | conjugations
AVOIR - TO HAVE
Lessons: using avoir | expressions | conjugations | conjugation quiz

FAIRE - TO DO, MAKE
Lessons: using faire | expressions | conjugations | conjugation quiz

DIRE - TO SAY, TELL
Lessons: using dire | expressions | conjugations
ALLER - TO GO
Lessons: using aller | expressions | conjugations

VOIR - TO SEE
Lessons: using voir | expressions | conjugations

SAVOIR - TO KNOW
Lessons: using savoir | expressions | conjugations

POUVOIR - TO BE ABLE
Lessons: using pouvoir | expressions | conjugations

FALLOIR - TO BE NECESSARY
Lessons: using falloir | expressions | conjugations

VOULOIR - TO WANT
Lessons: using vouloir | expressions | conjugations

Test yourself on the conjugations of all ten verbs:
Top verbs - conjugation test

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