100 Most Common French Verbs

This is a good place for beginners to find the most common French verbs to learn. The order of the list is an approximation based on a variety of sources.

For more verbs, all with full conjugations, see the full list of French verbs

Irregular verbs are in red

No. Verb English
1 être to be Conjugate
2 avoir to have Conjugate
3 pouvoir to be able (can) Conjugate
4 faire to do, to make Conjugate
5 mettre to put, to place Conjugate
6 dire to say, to tell Conjugate
7 devoir to have to , must, to owe Conjugate
8 prendre to take, to catch, to capture Conjugate
9 donner to give, to produce Conjugate
10 aller to go Conjugate
11 vouloir to want, to wish Conjugate
12 savoir to know Conjugate
13 falloir to have to Conjugate
14 voir to see Conjugate
15 demander to ask, to request Conjugate
16 trouver to find, to discover Conjugate
17 rendre to return (something), to give back Conjugate
18 venir to come Conjugate
19 passer to pass, to go past Conjugate
20 comprendre to understand, to include, to comprehend Conjugate
21 rester to stay, to remain Conjugate
22 tenir to hold, to keep Conjugate
23 porter to carry, to wear Conjugate
24 parler to speak, to talk Conjugate
25 montrer to show, to display Conjugate