Top Irregular French Verbs

Many of the most important verbs in French are irregular. Irregular verbs don't follow a set pattern so they have to be learnt individually. The list below shows the most common irregular verbs, click on the verb name to see full conjugation tables.

Irregular forms are in red.

No. Verb English
1 être to be Conjugate
2 avoir to have Conjugate
3 pouvoir to be able (can) Conjugate
4 faire to do, to make Conjugate
5 mettre to put, to place Conjugate
6 dire to say, to tell Conjugate
7 devoir to have to , must, to owe Conjugate
8 prendre to take, to catch, to capture Conjugate
9 aller to go Conjugate
10 vouloir to want, to wish Conjugate
11 savoir to know Conjugate
12 falloir to have to Conjugate
13 voir to see Conjugate
14 rendre to return (something), to give back Conjugate
15 venir to come Conjugate
16 comprendre to understand, to include, to comprehend Conjugate
17 tenir to hold, to keep Conjugate
18 suivre to follow, to pay attention Conjugate
19 connaître to know, to be acquainted with Conjugate
20 croire to believe (in) Conjugate
21 entendre to hear, to understand Conjugate
22 attendre to wait, to expect Conjugate
23 remettre to put back (on), to replace, to deliver Conjugate
24 appeler to call, to contact Conjugate
25 permettre to permit, to allow, to enable Conjugate