Joey's verb study

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Random French Verbs that I need to improve

(se) éparpiller

(Les suffrages de gauche se sont éparpillés)

to scatter, divide
(to spread yourself or divide yourself)

râler
(Le lion râle)

to grumble or complain

avertir
(Il m'avertit de son arrivée par un coup de klaxon)

to inform
to let know
to warn

amener
(Viens dîner et amène ton amie avec toi)

to bring (someone)

effrayer
(Elle a effrayée par le cri de la chouette)

to frighten

emprunter
(J'emprunte un stylo)

to borrow

emmener
(Je vous emmène au cinéma)

to take (someone)

appuyer
(Tous les députés ont appuyé cette proposition de loi)

to support
to base
to press

atterrir
( L'avion atterrit en douceur)

to land

réussir
(Elle réussit très bien dans son études)

to succeed

mordre
(Le chat m'a mordu)

to bite

rendre
(je rends les livres à la bibliotheque)

to give back

enseigner
(J'enseignais l'anglais à Paris)

to teach

remplir
(Je remplis ma tasse de café)

to fill

peser
(Je pese les grain de café)

to weigh

embaucher
(Le patron embauche un apprenti)

to hire

laisser

to leave, let

déranger

to bother

dépenser

to spend

rompre

to break, break off
(especially figuratively)

broyer

to grind, make into powder

montrer

to show

tendre

to stretch out
to extend an offer
to tend to

rédiger

to draft, write

essuyer

to wipe

noyer

to drown

devancer

to get ahead of

balayer

to sweep

ennuyer

to bore

essayer

to try, try on

rayer

to cross out

feuilleter

to leaf through

protéger

to protect

bâtir

to build

déobéir

to disobey

guérir

to cure, to make better, to heal

maigrir
mincer

to get thin

périr

to perish

réfléchir

to reflect, to think

salir

to make dirty

porter

to carry away, to wear

rencontrer

to meet (by chance)

interrompre

to interrupt

longer

to walk along, to go along

plonger

to dive

partager

to share

ranger

to put away, to tidy up

monter

to go up, to go up stairs

prêter

to lend

retrouver

to meet (by appointment)

rouler

to move, to travel by vehicle

sauvegarder

to save (computer file)

apprécier

to appreciate

déménager

to move (residence)

accompagner

to accompany

bavarder

to chat

casser

to break

emporter

to take away, to carry off, to carry

agir

to act

applaudir

to applaud

gémir

to moan, to howl

défendre

to defend
to forbid

renoncer

to resign, to quit

aménager

to fix up, to convert, to modernize

décourager

to discourage

garder

to keep

s'imprimer

to print

employer

to use

épousseter
dépoussiérer

to dust

se démener

to thrash about, to make a strenuous effort

ramener

to bring back (someone)

céder

to yield

prétendre

to claim, to affirm

naviguer (sur l'Internet)
surfer

to surf the internet

allumer

to light, to turn on (appliance)

diriger

to direct

se débrouiller
(Je me débrouille.)

to get by
to manage
to improvise
(Your French is so good. I get by.)

tordre

to twist

grossir

to get fat

aporter

to bring

s'habiller

to get dressed

se réveiller

to wake up

se coucher

to go to bed

permettre

to allow

promettre

to promise

s'amuser

to play

s'arrêter
(Il s'est arrêté de fumer en trois mois)

to stop oneself

se dépêcher
(Je me dépêche de finir pour venir te rejoindre.)

to hurry
to rush

retourner

to go back

revenir
(rentrer)

to come back

apprendre

to learn

entendre

to hear
to understand

éteindre

to extinguish
to shut down (computer)
to turn off

sentir

to feel
to smell
to perceive

tenir

to hold
to grasp

pouvoir

to be able to

offrir

to offer

résoudre
(Cet élève a résolu ce problème de mathématiques très facilement.)

to solve

craindre
(Je crains qu'ils n'arrivent trop tard à la gare.)

to be afraid
to fear

fournir
(L'entrepreneur fournit le devis à son client.)

to supply
to provide
to give

(s') attraper

to catch (to get caught)

se raser

to shave

s'asseoir
(Je me suis assise à côté de la fenêtre)

to sit

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