List of irregular verbs in French (PDF)
Irregular verbs are an important aspect of French grammar and a common source of confusion for beginners. Unlike regular verbs, which follow a predictable conjugation pattern, irregular verbs have unique conjugations that must be memorized.
Here is a list of some of the most commonly used irregular verbs in French:
- Avoir (to have)
- Être (to be)
- Faire (to do/make)
- Aller (to go)
- Venir (to come)
- Voir (to see)
- Pouvoir (to be able to)
- Devoir (to have to)
- Savoir (to know)
- Dire (to say/tell)
It’s important to note that these verbs are irregular not only in the present tense, but in other tenses as well, such as the past, future, and subjunctive.
To master the conjugation of these verbs, it’s best to practice regularly and memorize their unique forms. You can do this by using flashcards, writing sentences using the verbs in context, or doing online quizzes and exercises.
It’s also helpful to pay attention to common verb phrases that use these irregular verbs. For example, the expression “Il faut que + subjunctive” (It’s necessary that) often uses the verb “devoir.”
By learning the most commonly used irregular verbs and practicing their conjugation, you’ll be able to speak and write French more accurately and fluently. So, don’t be intimidated by irregular verbs – with enough practice, you’ll soon have them down pat!