Learn some common verbs in French

While speaking any language, we need to be able to make sentences. That’s possible only if we know different verbs. Now if you learn French, you need to know verbs in french. That’s exactly why we take you through some commonly used verbs in French. They will help you speak French better.

1. Manger

Meaning: to put or take food into the mouth, chew it, and swallow it

English: to eat

Example:Les enfants veulent manger de la pizza. (The kids want to eat pizza.)

2. Boire

Meaning:to take liquid into the body through the mouth

English: to drink

Example: Il faut boire beaucoup d’eau tous les jours. (One should drink a lot of water everyday.)

3. Regarder

Meaning: to look at something that is happening

English: to watch

Example: Il regarde beaucoup la télévision. (He watches a lot of television.)

4. Ecouter

Meaning:to give attention to someone or something in order to hear him, her, or it

English: to listen 

Example: Quel genre de musique écoutes-tu?. (What kind of music do you listen to?)

5. Marcher

Meaning :to move along by putting one foot in front of the other, allowing each foot to touch the ground before lifting the next

English: to walk

Example: Marchez vite ou nous n’arriverons pas à l’heure. (Walk fast, or we will not reach on time.)

6. Courir

Meaning: to move along, faster than walking, by taking quick steps in which each foot is lifted before the next foot touches the ground

English: to run

Example: Elle court le plus vite de tout son groupe. (She runs the fastest in her entire group.)

7. Faire

Meaning: to produce something, often using a particular substance or material

English: to make

Example: Quand vas-tu faire un gâteau? (When are you going to make a cake?)

8. Lire

Meaning: to understand written words

English: to read

Example:Elle lit toujours de nouveaux livres. (She is always reading new books.)

9. Attendre 

Meaning: to stop or delay doing something until something happens or somebody arrives

English: to wait

Example: Est-il possible que vous m’attendiez encore un peu? (Is it possible for you to wait for me a little longer?)

10. Etre

Meaning: used to indicate the state,quality or quantity of something or someone

English: to be

Example: Le thé est très chaud. (The tea is very hot.)

11. Avoir 

Meaning : to possess or own

English: to have

Example: Elle a beaucoup de chats. (She has many cats.)

12. Pouvoir

Meaning: to be able to

English: can 

Example: Elle avait mal à la gorge qui ne l’a pas laissée manger. (Demandez à vos parents si nous pouvons aller au cinéma.) 

13. Voir

Meaning: to be conscious of what is around you by using your eyes

English: to see

Example: Je peux voir le lac d’ici. (I can see the lake from here.) 

14. Aller 

Meaning: to travel or move to another place

English: to go

Example: Voulez-vous aller au centre commercial? (Do you want to go to the mall?)

15. Parler

Meaning: to say words aloud; to speak to someone

English: to talk

Example: Elle veut parler à ses parents avant de partir pour l’université. (She wants to talk to her parents before leaving for college.) 

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