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200 first French verbs

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to accept
accepter
to allow
permettre
to answer
répondre
to arrive
arriver
to ask
demander
to ask a question
poser une question
to attend
assister à
to be
être
to be able to, can
pouvoir
to be angry
être fâché
to be born
naître
to be worth
valoir
to become
devenir
to believe, to think
croire
to borrow
emprunter
to break
casser
to bring along
amener
to bring over
apporter
to brush
brosser
to build
construire
to buy
acheter
to call
appeler
to call on the phone
appeler au téléphone, téléphoner à
to change
changer
to choose
choisir
to clean up
nettoyer
to close
fermer
to comb
peigner
to come
venir
to come as a consequence
s'ensuivre
to come back
revenir
to cook
faire la cuisine, cuisiner
to count
compter
to cross, to go through
traverser
to cut
couper
to dance
danser
to describe
décrire
to die
mourir
to dirty
salir
to discover
découvrir
to draw
dessiner
to dress so. else
habiller qq1
to drink
boire
to drive a vehicule
conduire
to eat
manger
to end, to finish
finir
to explain
expliquer
to fall
tomber
to fall asleep
s'endormir
to fear
avoir peur de, craindre
to find, to think
trouver
to fix a meal
faire à manger, le repas
to fix, to repair
réparer
to follow
suivre
to forget
oublier
to get angry
se fâcher
to get dressed, to dress up
s'habiller
to get undressed
se déshabiller
to get up, to stand up
se lever
to give
donner
to glue
coller
to go
aller
to go down
descendre
to go up
monter
to hang
pendre
to hate
haïr
to have
avoir
to have to, to be necessary
falloir
to have to, to owe
devoir
to hear
entendre
to hold
tenir
to hope
espérer
to hurt so., sth.
faire mal à
to hurt, to be in pain
avoir mal
to imagine
imaginer, inventer
to invite
inviter
to hold back
retenir
to kill
tuer
to kiss
embrasser
to know how to do something
savoir faire qqch.
to know someone
connaître qq1
to know, to be familiar with something
connaître qqch.
to know, to know a fact
savoir, savoir un fait
to learn
apprendre
to leave (sth. somewhere)
laisser (qqch. quelque part)
to leave a place, person
quitter un endroit, une personne
to leave, to depart
partir
to leave, to exit
sortir de
to leave, to go away
s'en aller, partir
to leave, to go out
sortir
to lend
prêter
to lie
mentir
to like, to love
aimer
to listen to
écouter
to live
vivre
to live some place
habiter
to look
regarder
to look for
chercher
to lose
perdre
to make so., sleepy, fall asleep
endormir
to make use of
utiliser
to make, to do
faire
to meet so. for the first time
rencontrer qq1
to meet so., to rejoin, to reunite
rejoindre, voir
to need
avoir besoin de
to not reveal
taire
to obey
obéir
to offer
offrir
to open
ouvrir
to order
commander
to organize
organiser
to paint
peindre
to party
faire la fête
to pay/for
payer/pour
to pick
cueillir
to pity, to feel sorry for
plaindre
to plug in
brancher
to possess
posséder
to practice
s'entraîner à
to prefer
préférer
to print
imprimer
to promise
promettre
to protect
protéger
to push
pousser
to put
mettre
to put down
poser
to rain
pleuvoir
to raise sth
lever
to reach
atteindre
to reach, achieve
parvenir à
to read
lire
to receive, to have guests
recevoir
to reduce
réduire
to relax
se reposer
to rent, to commend
louer
to repeat, to rehearse
répéter
to reply
répondre à
to return sth. to so.
rendre qqch. à qq1
to run
courir
to say
dire
to see
voir
to sell
vendre
to send
envoyer
to shave
se raser
to sing
chanter
to sit down
s'asseoir
to sit so. down
asseoir qq1
to sleep
dormir
to smoke
fumer
to snow
neiger
to speak, to talk
parler
to spell
épeler
to spend money
dépenser de l'argent
to spend time
passer du/le temps
to stand in line
faire la queue
to steal sth.
voler qqch.
to stop
arrêter
to study
étudier
to succeed
réussir à
to suffer
souffrir
to survive
survivre
to swim
nager
to switch off
éteindre
to switch on
allumer, démarrer
to take a class
suivre un cours
to take a shower
se doucher
to take along
emmener
to take away
emporter
to take off
enlever, ôter
to take trips, to go to a place for pleasure
voyager
to take, to order in a restaurant
prendre
to talk about
parler de
to teach
enseigner
to tell
raconter, dire
to think
penser
to think about
penser à
to throw
lancer
to throw away
jeter
to tidy up
ranger
to translate
traduire
to try
essayer
to understand
comprendre
to undress
déshabiller
to use
se servir de
to visit a person
aller voir une personne
to visit a place
visiter un endroit
to wait for
attendre
to wake up
se réveiller
to walk
marcher
to walk an animal
promener un animal
to want
vouloir
to wash
laver
to wash up
se laver
to watch sth.
regarder qqch.
to wear, carry
porter
to weigh
peser
to win
gagner
to work
travailler
to worry
s'inquiéter
to write
écrire