French Verbs

This page contains Conjugation of French Verbs of the third group. Try to memorize the way they're used because they're very important in communication, and might be very helpful to convey your most important expressions. Make sure to check our Learn French page, which contains several lessons that might help you in your learning process.

The two most used verbs : « Être » (to be) and « Avoir » (to have)

These verbs are used to form some other tenses (present perfect, future perfect, conditional past, etc…).
The rule is that with the verb "être" (to be) there is an agreement between the participle and the subject. With the verb "avoir" (to have), there is no agreement, except in a particular case.

For example : Woman speaking : Je suis fatiguée. (I’m tired).J’ai mangé. (I’ve eaten). Ils sont partis. (They are gone). Ils ont regardé un film. (They have watched a movie).

The particular case is as follow. When the object complement is placed before the verbs, there is an agreement between the participle and the object complement.
For example : Je les ai mangés. (I’ve eat them). Ils l’ont vue (they have seen her).

 

Verb of the third group

All the verb not included in the first or second group. These are special and the rules vary. There are more than 50 differents patterns for conjugation. So refer to the list below to see which verbs follow which pattern.

abattre >>> same pattern as battre
absoudre>>> absoudre
abstenir (s') >>> same pattern astenirabstraire >>> same pattern as traire
accourir >>> same pattern as courir
accroître >>> same pattern as croître
accueillir >>> same pattern as cueillir
acquérir >>> acquérir
adjoindre >>> same pattern as joindre
admettre >>> same pattern as mettre
advenir >>> same pattern as venir
aller >>> aller
apercevoir >>> same pattern as recevoir
apparaître >>> same pattern as paraître
appartenir >>> same pattern as tenir
appendre >>> same pattern as rendre
apprendre >>> same pattern as prendre
assaillir >>> assaillir
asseoir >>> asseoir
astreindre >>> same pattern as peindre
atteindre >>> same pattern as peindre
attendre >>> same pattern as tendre

B -
battre >>> battre
boire >>> boire
bouillir >>> bouillir
braire >>> same pattern as traire


C -
ceindre >>> same pattern as peindre
choir >>> choir(verbe défectif)
circoncire >>> same pattern as confire
circonscrire >>> same pattern as écrire
circonvenir >>> same pattern as venir
clore >>> clore(verbe défectif)
combattre >>> same pattern as battre
commettre >>> same pattern as mettre
comparaître >>> same pattern as paraître
complaire >>> same pattern as plaire
comprendre >>> same pattern as prendre
compromettre >>> same pattern as mettre
concevoir >>> same pattern as recevoir
conclure >>> conclure
concourir >>> same pattern as courir
condescendre >>> same pattern as rendre
conduire >>> conduire
confire >>> confire
confondre >>> same pattern as rendre
conjoindre >>> same pattern as joindre
connaître >>> connaître
conquérir >>> same pattern as acquérir
consentir >>> same pattern as sentir
construire >>> construire
contenir >>> same pattern as tenir
contraindre >>> same pattern as craindre
contrebattre >>> same pattern as battre
contredire >>> same pattern as dire
contrefaire >>> same pattern as faire
contrevenir >>> same pattern as venir
convaincre >>> same pattern as vaincre
convenir >>> same pattern as venir
correspondre >>> same pattern as rendre
corrompre >>> same pattern as rendre
coudre >>> coudre
courir >>> courir
couvrir >>> couvrir
craindre >>> craindre
croire >>> croire
croître >>> croître
cueillir >>> cueillir
cuire >>> cuire

D -
débattre >>> same pattern as battre
débouillir >>> same pattern as bouillir
décevoir >>> same pattern as recevoir
déchoir >>> same pattern as choir
déclore >>> same pattern as clore
déconfire >>> same pattern as confire
découdre >>> same pattern as coudre
découvrir >>> same pattern as couvrir
décrire >>> same pattern as écrire
décroître same pattern as croître
dédire >>> same pattern as dire
déduire >>>same pattern as conduire
défaire >>> same pattern as faire
défaillir >>> same pattern as assaillir
défendre >>> >>> same pattern as rendre
démentir >>> same pattern as sentir
démettre >>> same pattern as mettre
démordre >>> same pattern as rendre
départir >>> same pattern as partir
dépeindre >>> same pattern as peindre
dépendre >>> same pattern as rendre
déplaire >>> same pattern as plaire
dépourvoir >>> same pattern as pourvoir
déprendre >>> same pattern as prendre
désapprendre >>> same pattern as prendre
descendre >>> same pattern as rendre
desservir >>> same pattern as servir
déteindre >>> same pattern as peindre
détendre >>> same pattern as tendre
détenir >>> same pattern as tenir
détordre >>> same pattern as rendre
détruire >>> same pattern as construire
devenir >>> same pattern as venir
dévêtir >>> same pattern as vêtir
devoir >>> devoir
dire >>> dire
disconvenir >>> same pattern as venir
discourir >>> same pattern as courir
disjoindre >>> same pattern as joindre
disparaître >>> same pattern as paraître
dissoudre >>> same pattern as absoudre
distendre >>> same pattern as tendre
distordre >>> same pattern as rendre
distraire >>> same pattern as traire
dormir >>> dormir


E -
ébattre (s') >>> same pattern as battre
échoir >>> same pattern as choir
éclore >>> same pattern as clore
éconduire >>> same pattern as conduire
écrire >>> écrire
élire >>> same pattern as lire
embattre >>> same pattern as battre
embattre >>> same pattern as battre
emboire >>> same pattern as boire
émettre >>> same pattern as mettre
émoudre >>> same pattern as moudre
émouvoir >>> same pattern as mouvoir
empreindre >>> same pattern as peindre
enceindre >>> same pattern as peindre
enclore >>> same pattern as clore
encourir >>> same pattern as courir
endormir >>> same pattern as dormir
enduire >>> same pattern as conduire
enfreindre >>> same pattern as peindre
enfuir (s') >>> same pattern as fuir
enjoindre >>> same pattern as joindre
enquérir (s') >>> same pattern as acquérir
ensuivre (s') >>> s'ensuivre
entendre >>> same pattern as tendre
entr'apercevoir >>> same pattern as recevoir
entrebattre (s') >>> same pattern as battre
entre-détruire (s') >>> same pattern as construire
entre-luire >>> same pattern as luire
entremettre (s') >>> same pattern as mettre
entre-nuire (s') >>> same pattern as nuire
entreprendre >>> same pattern as prendre
entretenir >>> same pattern as tenir
entrevoir >>> same pattern as voir
entrouvrir >>> same pattern as ouvrir
épandre >>> same pattern as rendre
éperdre (s') >>> same pattern as rendre
épreindre >>> same pattern as peindre
éprendre (s') >>> same pattern as prendre
équivaloir >>> same pattern as valoir
éteindre >>> same pattern as peindre
étendre >>> same pattern as tendre
étreindre >>> same pattern as peindre
exclure >>> same pattern as conclure
extraire >>> same pattern as traire

F -
faire >>> faire
faillir >>> faillir(verbe défectif)
falloir >>> falloir
feindre >>> same pattern as peindre
fendre >>> same pattern as rendre
fondre >>> same pattern as rendre
forclore >>> same pattern as clore
forfaire >>> same pattern as faire
foutre >>> same pattern as rendre
frire >>> frire
fuir >>> fuir


G -
geindre >>> same pattern as peindre
gésir >>> voir verbes défectifs


I -
inclure >>> same pattern as conclure
induire >>>same pattern as conduire
inscrire >>> same pattern as écrire
instruire >>> same pattern as construire
interdire >>> same pattern as dire
interrompre >>> same pattern as rendre
intervenir >>> same pattern as venir
introduire >>> same pattern as conduire

J -
joindre >>> joindre


L -

lire >>> lire
luire>>> luire

M -
maintenir >>> same pattern as tenir
malfaire >>> same pattern as faire
méconnaître >>> same pattern as connaître
médire >>> same pattern as dire
méfaire >>> same pattern as faire
mentir>>> same pattern as sentir
méprendre (se) >>> same pattern as prendre

messeoir >>> same pattern as seoir
mettre >>> mettre
mévendre >>> same pattern as rendre
mordre >>> same pattern as rendre
morfondre (se) >>> same pattern as rendre
moudre >>> moudre
mourir >>> mourir
mouvoir >>> mouvoir

N -
naître >>> naître
nuire >>> nuire

O -
obtenir >>> same pattern as venir
obvenir >>> same pattern as tenir
occlure >>> same pattern as conclure
offrir >>> same pattern as couvrir
oindre >>> same pattern as joindre
omettre >>> same pattern as mettre
ouïr >>> voir verbes défectifs
ouvrir>>> ouvrir

P -
paître >>> paître(verbe défectif)
paraître >>> paraître
parcourir >>> same pattern as courir
parfaire >>> same pattern as faire
parfondre >>> same pattern as rendre
partir >>> partir
parvenir >>> same pattern as venir
peindre >>> peindre
pendre >>> same pattern as rendre
percevoir >>> same pattern as recevoir
perdre >>> same pattern as rendre
permettre >>> same pattern as mettre
plaindre >>> same pattern as craindre
plaire >>> plaire
pleuvoir >>> pleuvoir
poindre >>> same pattern as joindre
pondre >>> same pattern as rendre
pourfendre >>> same pattern as rendre
poursuivre >>> same pattern as suivre
pourvoir >>> pourvoir
pouvoir >>> pouvoir
prédire >>> same pattern as dire
prendre >>> prendre
prescrire >>> same pattern as écrire
pressentir >>> same pattern as sentir
prétendre >>> same pattern as tendre
prévaloir >>> same pattern as valoir
prévenir >>> same pattern as venir
prévoir >>> same pattern as voir
produire >>> same pattern as conduire
promettre >>> same pattern as mettre
promouvoir >>> same pattern as mouvoir
proscrire >>> same pattern as écrire
provenir >>> same pattern as venir

R -
rabattre >>> same pattern as battre
rasseoir >>> same pattern as asseoir
réadmettre >>> same pattern as mettre
réapparaître >>> same pattern as paraître
réapprendre >>> same pattern as prendre
rebattre >>> same pattern as battre
recevoir >>> recevoir
reclure >>> same pattern as conclure
recomparaître >>> same pattern as paraître
reconduire >>> same pattern as conduire
reconnaître >>> same pattern as connaître
reconquérir >>> same pattern as acquérir
reconstruire >>> same pattern as construire
recoudre >>> same pattern as coudre
recourir >>> same pattern as courir
recouvrir >>> same pattern as couvrir
récrire >>> same pattern as écrire
recroître >>> same pattern as croître
recueillir >>> same pattern as cueillir
recuire >>> same pattern as cuire
redécouvrir >>> same pattern as couvrir
redéfaire >>> same pattern as faire
redescendre >>> same pattern as rendre
redevenir >>> same pattern as venir
redevoir >>> same pattern as devoir
redire >>> same pattern as dire
redormir >>> same pattern as dormir
réduire >>> same pattern as conduire
réécrire >>> same pattern as écrire
réélire >>> same pattern as lire
réentendre >>> same pattern as tendre
refaire >>> same pattern as faire
refendre >>> same pattern as rendre
refondre >>> same pattern as rendre
réinscrire >>> same pattern as écrire
réintroduire >>> same pattern as conduire
rejoindre >>> same pattern as joindre
relire >>> same pattern as lire
reluire >>> same pattern as luire
remettre >>> same pattern as mettre
remordre >>> same pattern as rendre
remoudre >>> same pattern as moudre
renaître >>> same pattern as naître
rendormir >>> same pattern as dormir
rendre >>> rendre
renduire >>> same pattern as conduire
rentrouvrir >>> same pattern as ouvrir
repaître >>> repaître
répandre >>> same pattern as rendre
reparaître >>> same pattern as paraître
repartir >>> same pattern as partir
repeindre >>> same pattern as peindre
rependre >>> same pattern as rendre
repentir (se) >>> same pattern as se repentir
reperdre >>> same pattern as rendre
repleuvoir >>> same pattern as pleuvoir
répondre >>> same pattern as rendre
reprendre >>> same pattern as prendre
reproduire >>> same pattern as conduire
requérir >>> same pattern as acquérir
résoudre >>> same pattern as absoudre
ressentir >>> same pattern as sentir
resservir >>> same pattern as servir
ressortir >>> same pattern as partir
ressouvenir (se) >>> same pattern as venir
restreindre >>> same pattern as peindre
reteindre >>> same pattern as peindre
retendre >>> same pattern as tendre
retenir >>> same pattern as tenir
retondre >>> same pattern as rendre
retordre >>> same pattern as rendre
retraduire >>> same pattern as conduire
retraire >>> same pattern as traire
retranscrire >>> same pattern as écrire
retransmettre >>> same pattern as mettre
rétreindre >>> same pattern as peindre
revaloir >>> same pattern as valoir
revendre >>> same pattern as rendre
revenir >>> same pattern as venir
revêtir >>> same pattern as vêtir
revêtir (se) >>> same pattern as se vêtir
revivre >>> same pattern as vivre
revoir >>> same pattern as voir
revouloir >>> same pattern as vouloir
rire >>> rire
rompre >>> same pattern as rendre
rouvrir >>> same pattern as ouvrir


S -
saillir >>> same pattern as assaillir
s'asseoir >>> s'asseoir
satisfaire >>> same pattern as faire
savoir >>> savoir
souvenir (se) >>> same pattern as tenir
secourir >>> same pattern as courir
séduire >>> same pattern as conduire
sentir >>> sentir
servir >>> servir
seoir >>> voir verbes défectifs
sortir >>> same pattern as partir
souffrir >>> same pattern as couvrir
soumettre >>> same pattern as mettre
sourire >>> same pattern as rire
souscrire >>> same pattern as écrire
sous-entendre >>> same pattern as tendre
sous-tendre >>> same pattern as tendre
soustraire >>> same pattern as traire
soutenir >>> same pattern as tenir
souvenir (se) >>> same pattern as venir
subvenir >>> same pattern as venir
suffire >>> same pattern as confire
suivre >>> suivre
surfaire >>> same pattern as faire
surprendre >>> same pattern as prendre
surproduire >>> same pattern as conduire
surseoir >>> surseoir
survenir >>> same pattern as venir
survivre >>> same pattern as vivre
suspendre >>> same pattern as rendre

T -
taire >>> same pattern as plaire
teindre >>> same pattern as peindre
tendre >>> tendre
tenir >>> tenir
tondre >>> same pattern as rendre
tordre >>> same pattern as rendre
traduire >>> same pattern as conduire
traire >>> traire(verbe défectif)
transcrire >>> same pattern as écrire
transmettre >>> same pattern as mettre
transparaître >>> same pattern as paraître
tressaillir >>> same pattern as assaillir

V -
vaincre >>> vaincre
valoir >>> valoir
vendre >>> same pattern as rendre
venir >>> venir
vêtir >>> vêtir
vivre>>> vivre
voir >>> voir
vouloir>>> vouloir

I hope the content of this page was useful to you, and that you learned some French Verbs such as present tense, past tense, perfect tense and future tense..., try to memorize them to be able to use them in your daily conversation. Make sure to check our Learn French page, which contains several lessons that might help you in your learning process.