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List of 50 french verbs. Infinitives only (no conjugations)

descendre

to descend, get off, go down, take down

désirer

to want, wish, desire

détenir

to detain, hold

détester

to hate, detest

devenir

to become

devoir

to have to, owe, be indebted

dire

to say, tell

discuter

to discuss, argue, debate

distribuer

to distribute, dispense, allot

donner

to give

dormir

to sleep

échouer

to fail, be stranded

écouter

to listen, listen to

écrire

to write

embaucher

to hire, take on

emmener

to take away, lead

entendre

to hear, understand

entrer

to enter, go in, let in, bring in

envoyer

to send

espérer

to hope

essayer

to try

établir

to establish, settle

être

to be

étudier

to study

éviter

to avoid, avert, elude

exiger

to require

exister

to exist

expliquer

to explain, demonstrate

exprimer

to express, formulate, voice

faire

to make, do, take

falloir

to be necessary

féliciter

to congratulate, compliment

finir

to finish, conclude, close

fréquenter

to frequent, associate with

fumer

to smoke, fume, steam

gagner

to earn, win, gain

grandir

to grow, grow up, increase

grossir

to enlarge, swell, get fat, increase, magnify

habiter

to live, inhabit, live in

hésiter

to hesitate

inviter

to invite, ask

jeter

to throw, hurl, cast, throw away

jouer

to play, act

laver

to wash, clean, bathe

lire

to read

maintenir

to maintain

manger

to eat

marcher

to walk, step, work

mener

to lead, take

mériter

to deserve

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