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Verbs-The Essential 55 French Verbs

These 55 verbs are very typically used in the French language. Most of them have irregular conjugations. List from Barron's "501 French Verbs", and typically have numerous idiomatic phrases.
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to buy
acheter
to go away
s'en aller
to learn
apprendre
to wait, to wait for, to expect
attendre
to drink
boire
to sing
chanter
to choose, to pick
choisir
to begin, to start
commencer
to know, to be acquainted with, to make the acquaintance of
connaître
to run, to race
courir
to cover
couvrir
to manage, to improvise, to get by
se débrouiller
to say, to tell
dire
to give
donner
to sleep
dormir
to write
écrire
to hear, to understand
entendre
to enter, to come in, to go in
entrer
to send
envoyer
to extinguish, to shut down (computer), to turn off
éteindre
to study
étudier
to finish, to end, to terminate, to complete
finir
to guard, to keep, to retain
garder
to play, to act (in a play), to gamble
jouer
to wash
laver
to wash oneself
se laver
to get up
se lever
to read
lire
to eat
manger
to put, to place, to put on (clothing)
mettre
to begin, to start, to place oneself
se mettre
to go up, to ascend, to take up, to bring up, to mount
monter
to talk, to speak
parler
to leave, to depart
partir
to pay (for)
payer
to lose
perdre
to give back, to return (something), to render, to vomit
rendre
to return
rentrer
to feel, to smell, to perceive
sentir
to go out, to leave
sortir
to hold, to grasp
tenir
to fall
tomber
to sell
vendre
to see
voir
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