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List of 100+ Common Regular French Verbs

 

Regular French verbs are among the most common verbs you will come across as you learn how to speak French. You’ll notice that regular verbs come in three types: verbs ending in -er, verbs ending in -ir, and verbs ending in -re.

To help you advance in your studies, here is a list of over 100 regular -ir, -re, and -er verbs in French.

Common Regular -Er Verbs in French

Here are the endings for regular -er verbs in French:

Je – e
Tu – es
Il/Elle – e
Nous – ons
Vous – ez
Ils/Elles – ent
Past Participle – é

To conjugate these verbs, remove the -er ending and add the appropriate ending for the subject of your sentence.

  • accepter – to accept
  • adorer – to adore
  • aimer – to like
  • annuler – to cancel
  • apporter – to bring
  • attraper – to catch
  • bavarder – to chat
  • casser – to break
  • chanter – to sing
  • chercher – to look for
  • commander – to order
  • commencer – to begin
  • couper – to cut
  • danser – to dance
  • demander – to ask
  • dessiner – to draw
  • détester – to hate, to detest
  • donner – to give
  • écouter – to listen to
  • emprunter – to borrow
  • enlever – to remove
  • étudier – to study
  • exprimer – to express
  • fermer – to close
  • gagner – to win, to earn
  • garder – to keep
  • goûter – to taste
  • habiter – to live
  • jouer – to play
  • laver – to wash
  • montrer – to show
  • oublier – to forget
  • parler – to speak, to talk
  • penser – to think
  • porter – to wear, to carry
  • présenter – to introduce
  • prêter – to lend
  • refuser – to refuse
  • regarder – to watch
  • rencontrer – to meet by chance
  • rester – to stay, to remain
  • rêver – to dream
  • saluer – to greet
  • sauter – to jump
  • sembler – to seem
  • skier – to ski
  • téléphoner – to telephone
  • tomber – to fall
  • travailler – to work
  • trouver – to find
  • utiliser – to use
  • visiter – to visit a place
  • voler – to fly

Common Regular -Ir Verbs in French

Here are the endings for regular -ir verbs in French:

Je – is
Tu – is
Il/Elle – it
Nous – issons
Vous – issez
Ils/Elles – issent
Past Participle – i

To conjugate these regular -ir verbs, just remove the -ir ending and add the ending that fits the subject of your sentence.

  • abolir – to abolish
  • acceuillir – to welcome
  • accomplir – to accomplish
  • affaiblir – to weaken
  • agir – to act
  • avertir – to warn
  • bâtir – to build
  • bénir – to bless
  • choisir – to choose
  • embellir – to make beautiful
  • envahir – to invade
  • établir – to establish
  • étourdir – to stun
  • finir – to finish
  • franchir – to clear an obstacle
  • grandir – to grow up
  • grossir – to gain weight
  • guérir – to cure
  • investir – to invest
  • maigrir – to lose weight
  • nourrir – to feed
  • obéir – to obey
  • punir – to punish
  • ralentir – to slow down
  • réfléchir – to reflect
  • remplir – to fill
  • réunir – to reunite
  • réussir – to succeed
  • rougir – to blush
  • saisir – to seize
  • vieillir – to grow old

Common Regular -Re Verbs in French

Here are the endings for regular -re verbs in French:

Je – s
Tu – s
Il/Elle – 
Nous – ons
Vous – ez
Ils/Elles – ent
Past Participle – u

These verbs are conjugated by removing the -re ending and adding the correct ending from the list above. Please note that the il/elle forms of regular -re verbs don’t take an ending.

  • attendre – to wait for
  • défendre – to defend
  • dépendre – to depend on
  • descendre – to descend
  • détendre – to relax
  • entendre – to hear
  • étendre – to stretch
  • fendre – to split
  • fondre – to melt
  • mordre – to bite
  • pendre – to hang, to suspend
  • perdre – to lose
  • prétendre – to claim
  • rendre – to give back
  • répandre – to spread, to scatter
  • répondre – to answer
  • tendre – to tighten
  • vendre – to sell

Don’t forget irregular French verbs matter, too. The best way to learn and master French verbs is to practice them every day. Try keeping a journal in French about your day. You can also work on learning one new French verb each day and practice writing sentences with it.

For help learning more advanced French, studying with a French tutor is the best way to get the personalized attention that you need to meet your language-learning goals. Bonne chance!

Comments

Kieran Ball

July 16, 2016 at 1:53am

Thanks for this list; it's very useful! There are a couple of verbs on the RE list that aren't 100% regular though, like atteindre and apparaître

DoublePrince

October 19, 2016 at 4:28pm

:)

Suzy S.

October 21, 2016 at 8:05am

Yikes, good catch! We've updated the post.

kevin durant

November 20, 2017 at 2:51pm

thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kinder

November 20, 2017 at 2:51pm

thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kevin

November 28, 2016 at 2:29pm

A lot of these verbs are in the wrong group. I found verbs in the second group that should be in the third.....

Mary

August 23, 2017 at 12:23pm

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