The Most Important Verbs in French


The heart of every language lies in its verbs. If you can correctly recognize and form verbs, you have already mastered the most important aspect of grammar.
 
To immediately start expressing a lot in French, you only need five verbs in the beginning.
 
These are:
 
  1. to have
  2. to be
  3. to go
  4. can
  5. to do
Learn these five French verbs in the present tense in all six conjugated forms by heart: I go, you go, he/she/it goes, we go, you (plural) go, they go.
 
Also learn the past and future forms of the verbs to have, to be, to go, and to do.
 
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1
to have
avoir
I have
j'ai
you have
tu as
he has
il a
we have
nous avons
you have
vous avez
they have
ils ont
 
 
2
to be
être
I am
je suis
you are
tu es
he is
il est
we are
nous sommes
you are
vous êtes
they are
ils sont
 
 
3
to go
aller
I go
je vais
you go
tu vas
he goes
il va
we go
nous allons
you go
vous allez
they go
ils vont
 
 
4
can
pouvoir
I can
je peux
you can
tu peux
he can
il peut
we can
nous pouvons
you can
vous pouvez
they can
ils peuvent
you can (formal)
vous pouvez (formule de politesse
 
 
5
to do
faire
I do
je fais
you do
tu fais
he does
il fait
we do
nous faisons
you do
vous faites
they do
ils font
 
 
6
I have had
j'ai eu
you have had
tu as eu
he has had
il a eu
we have had
nous avons eu
you have had
vous avez eu
they have had
ils ont eu
 
 
7
I have been
j'ai été
you have been
tu as été
he has been
il a été
we have been
nous avons été
you have been
vous avez été
they have been
ils ont été
 
 
8
I have gone
je suis allé
you have gone
tu es allé
he has gone
il est allé
we have gone
nous sommes allés
you have gone
vous êtes allés
they have gone
ils sont allés
 
 
9
I have done
j'ai fait
you have done
tu as fait
he has done
il a fait
we have done
nous avons fait
you have done
vous avez fait
they have done
ils ont fait
 
 
10
I will have
j'aurai
you will have
tu auras
he will have
il aura
we will have
nous aurons
you will have
vous aurez
they will have
ils auront
 
 
11
I will be
je serai
you will be
tu seras
he will be
il sera
we will be
nous serons
you will be
vous serez
they will be
ils seront
 
 
12
I will go
j'irai
you will go
tu iras
he will go
il ira
we will go
nous irons
you will go
vous irez
they will go
ils iront
 
 
13
I will do
je ferai
you will do
tu feras
he will do
il fera
we will do
nous ferons
you will do
vous ferez
they will do
ils feront
 
 
14
Is there ... ?
Y a-t-il...?
May I ... ?
Puis-je...?
I need ...
J'ai besoin de ...
Where is ... ?
Où est...?
What is ... ?
Qu'est-ce que...?
How much is ... ?
Combien coûte...?
I would like to have ...
J'aimerais...
Can you ... ?
Peux-tu...?
Can you (formal) ... ?
Pouvez-vous...? (forme de politesse)
 
 

 
The verb forms will also be taught to you in the language course from Sprachenlernen24 right in the first few days with the help of a verb trainer, as they are essential in any language.
 
If you learn just 100 words in addition to these verbs at the beginning, you can already have basic conversations after only about three hours of study time.
 
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