The 5000 most common Words in 🇫🇷 French

ĂŞtre

(verb)

to be

avoir

(noun)

asset, possession

pas

(noun)

step, pace, footstep

aller

(verb)

to go

faire

(verb)

to do

une

(noun)

front page

dire

(verb)

to say, to tell

pouvoir

(verb)

can, to be able to

qui

(pron.)

who, whom

vouloir

(verb)

to want, wish, desire

elle

(pron.)

she

savoir

(verb)

to know

bien

(adj.)

good, all right, great

voir

(verb)

to see

plus

(adv.)

more, -er

non

(adv.)

no

avec

(adv.)

too, also

moi

(pron.)

me

devoir

(noun)

duty

oui

(adv.)

yes

ils

(pron.)

they

tout

(adv.)

all

venir

(verb)

to come

toi

(pron.)

you

ici

(adv.)

here

rien

(pron.)

nothing

suivre

(verb)

to follow

parler

(verb)

to speak, talk

prendre

(verb)

to take

alors

(adv.)

then

chose

(noun)

thing

par

(noun)

par

son

(noun)

sound

croire

(verb)

to believe

aimer

(verb)

to love

falloir

(verb)

to need, have to, to be necessary

très

(adv.)

very

quoi

(pron.)

what

bon

(adj.)

good

passer

(verb)

to go past

penser

(verb)

to think, reflect, concentrate one's mind on something

aussi

(adv.)

too, also, as well

jamais

(adv.)

never

attendre

(verb)

to wait for, to await

pourquoi

(adv.)

why

trouver

(verb)

to find, to retrieve something lost, turn up something hidden, or encounter something previously unknown to one

laisser

(verb)

to leave, to leave behind

arriver

(verb)

to arrive

donner

(verb)

to give, to transfer the possession/holding of something to someone else

regarder

(verb)

to look at

encore

(adv.)

still

appeler

(verb)

to call

homme

(noun)

man

partir

(verb)

to share, to share out, to divide

petit

(adj.)

small

toujours

(adv.)

always

jour

(noun)

day

femme

(noun)

woman

temps

(noun)

time

maintenant

(adv.)

now, currently

vie

(noun)

life, the state of organisms prior to death

mettre

(verb)

to put, to place

rester

(verb)

to stay

arrĂŞter

(verb)

to halt, to stop

vraiment

(adv.)

truly, really, genuinely

connaître

(verb)

to know , to be familiar with

sûr

(adj.)

sure, certain

merci

(noun)

mercy

tuer

(verb)

to kill

comment

(adv.)

how

mourir

(verb)

to die, to be dying

demander

(verb)

to ask

mĂŞme

(adv.)

even

peut-ĂŞtre

(adv.)

maybe, perhaps

dieu

(noun)

a god, male divinity

fois

(noun)

time

père

(noun)

father

peu

(adv.)

little, not very much/many

comprendre

(verb)

to understand, comprehend

seul

(adj.)

lonely

sortir

(verb)

to exit, go out, come out

trop

(adv.)

too, too much

fille

(noun)

girl

monde

(noun)

world

vrai

(adj.)

true

autre

(adj.)

other

besoin

(noun)

need

accord

(noun)

chord

ami

(noun)

friend

monsieur

(noun)

mister, sir

enfant

(noun)

child

entendre

(verb)

to hear

voilĂ 

(verb)

there is

chercher

(verb)

to look for, to seek

heure

(noun)

hour, time

aider

(verb)

to help, to aid

mère

(noun)

mother

déjà

(adv.)

already

beau

(adj.)

handsome, fine, attractive

essayer

(verb)

to test, to try on

quel

(pron.)

what

juste

(adj.)

fair, just

grand

(adj.)

big, great, grand

quelqu'un

(pron.)

one

beaucoup

(adv.)

much, very much, a lot

revenir

(verb)

to come back, to return

donc

(adv.)

therefore, consequently, thus

plaire

(verb)

to please, to appeal to

maison

(noun)

house

gens

(noun)

set of people

après

(adv.)

afterwards

nuit

(noun)

night

personne

(noun)

person

soir

(noun)

evening

nom

(noun)

a name, especially a last name or family name

bonjour

(noun)

greetings, hello

jouer

(verb)

to play

finir

(verb)

to finish, end, complete

peur

(noun)

fear

perdre

(verb)

to lose

maman

(noun)

mummy, mommy, mom, mum

sentir

(verb)

to smell

rentrer

(verb)

to go back, to re-enter

avant

(adv.)

beforehand, earlier

problème

(noun)

problem

argent

(noun)

silver

vivre

(verb)

to live

rendre

(verb)

to give back, to return, to restore

tenir

(verb)

to have, to hold

main

(noun)

hand

cela

(pron.)

that

vite

(adv.)

quickly

oublier

(verb)

to forget

air

(noun)

air

depuis

(adv.)

ever since, since then

fils

(noun)

son

travailler

(verb)

to work

tĂŞte

(noun)

head

coup

(noun)

blow, hit, strike

Ă©couter

(verb)

to listen

raison

(noun)

reason

manger

(verb)

to eat

mort

(adj.)

dead

amour

(noun)

love

mal

(noun)

trouble, difficulty

entrer

(verb)

to enter

devenir

(noun)

future

commencer

(verb)

to begin, commence

moment

(noun)

moment

dernier

(adj.)

last

voiture

(noun)

car

demain

(adv.)

tomorrow

elles

(pron.)

they

payer

(verb)

to pay

tirer

(verb)

to draw, drag, pull

ouvrir

(verb)

to open

fait

(noun)

fact

changer

(verb)

to exchange

question

(noun)

question

tomber

(verb)

to fall

assez

(adv.)

enough

foutre

(verb)

to do, to fuck around with, to dick around, to fritter, to tinker

excuser

(verb)

to excuse

affaire

(noun)

business, matter, affair

dormir

(verb)

to sleep

combien

(adv.)

how much

frère

(noun)

brother

travail

(noun)

work, labor

idée

(noun)

idea

famille

(noun)

family

truc

(noun)

procedure, technique

tant

(adv.)

so much

premier

(adj.)

first

tous

(pron.)

all

occuper

(verb)

to occupy, to take up

marcher

(verb)

to walk

chance

(noun)

chance

aujourd'hui

(adv.)

today

envoyer

(verb)

to send

histoire

(noun)

story

tard

(adv.)

late

apprendre

(verb)

to learn

minute

(noun)

minute

boire

(verb)

to drink

garder

(verb)

to keep, to retain, to store, to save

type

(noun)

type, sort, kind

porte

(noun)

door

montrer

(verb)

to show

mec

(noun)

guy, fellow, bloke, chap, dude, boyfriend

asseoir

(verb)

to sit down, to get seated

fou

(adj.)

mad, crazy

porter

(verb)

to carry

année

(noun)

year

souvenir

(verb)

to remember

prĂŞt

(adj.)

ready

prier

(verb)

to pray

pendant

(adj.)

hanging

mois

(noun)

month

servir

(verb)

to serve

putain

(noun)

whore, hooker

Ă©crire

(verb)

to write

part

(noun)

share

eau

(noun)

water, a liquid that is transparent, colorless, odorless, and tasteless in its pure form, the primary constituent of lakes, rivers, seas, and oceans

sang

(noun)

blood

place

(noun)

place, square, plaza, piazza

espérer

(verb)

to hope

désoler

(verb)

to sadden, distress

jeune

(adj.)

young

retrouver

(verb)

to find , to rediscover

ville

(noun)

town, city

terre

(noun)

earth, soil

gagner

(verb)

to win

semaine

(noun)

week

acheter

(verb)

to purchase, buy

longtemps

(adv.)

for a long time, over a long period

gars

(noun)

lad, guy

chambre

(noun)

a chamber in its various senses, including:

côté

(noun)

side

leur

(pron.)

them

vieux

(adj.)

old

rappeler

(verb)

to call again, to call back

lire

(verb)

to read

cas

(noun)

case, situation

mot

(noun)

word

seulement

(adv.)

only

voici

(verb)

here is

salut

(noun)

wave

monter

(verb)

to go up, to climb

désolé

(adj.)

desolate

quitter

(verb)

to discharge somebody from an obligation

police

(noun)

police

suite

(noun)

result

matin

(noun)

morning

emmener

(verb)

to take off, take away or out

toucher

(noun)

the act of touching

continuer

(verb)

to continue

gros

(adj.)

big, thick, fat

enfin

(adv.)

finally, in the end

mari

(noun)

husband

lĂ -bas

(adv.)

there, over there

revoir

(verb)

to see again

importer

(verb)

to import

papa

(noun)

papa, a child's father, also as form of address: dad, daddy

puis

(adv.)

then, after, next

train

(noun)

train

manquer

(verb)

to lack, to be lacking in

raconter

(verb)

to recount, to tell, to narrate

ensemble

(adv.)

together

mauvais

(adj.)

bad

film

(noun)

movie, film

répondre

(verb)

to reply, to answer

garçon

(noun)

boy

corps

(noun)

body

celui

(pron.)

the one

heureux

(adj.)

happy

loin

(adv.)

far, distant

sauver

(verb)

to save, rescue, to protect

chaque

(adj.)

each

retourner

(verb)

to turn over, turn upside-down, to turn

rencontrer

(verb)

to meet

voler

(verb)

to fly

fermer

(verb)

to shut

valoir

(verb)

to be worth

descendre

(verb)

to go down

feu

(noun)

fire

docteur

(noun)

a doctor

suffire

(verb)

to be enough, to suffice

façon

(noun)

way, manner, fashion

nouveau

(adj.)

new, novel

important

(adj.)

important

sembler

(verb)

to seem, to resemble

compter

(verb)

to count

joli

(adj.)

pretty, cute

point

(noun)

point

hier

(adv.)

yesterday

chien

(noun)

dog

dont

(pron.)

of/from whom/which, whose

guerre

(noun)

war

genre

(noun)

kind

merde

(noun)

turd, piece of feces, shit

marier

(verb)

to wed, to marry

arme

(noun)

a weapon, arms

cause

(noun)

cause

endroit

(noun)

place, spot

ordre

(noun)

order

poser

(verb)

to stop carrying, to put down

reste

(noun)

rest, remainder

pied

(noun)

foot

envie

(noun)

desire, lust, urge

fin

(noun)

end, close, finish

inquiéter

(verb)

to worry

bouger

(verb)

to move

plutĂ´t

(adv.)

earlier, sooner

apporter

(verb)

to bring

pardon

(noun)

pardon, forgiveness

photo

(noun)

photo

plein

(adj.)

full, full up

devant

(noun)

front

décider

(verb)

to decide

ainsi

(adv.)

in this way, thus

droit

(noun)

right

vendre

(verb)

to sell

Ă©cole

(noun)

school

cher

(adj.)

dear

chef

(noun)

head

tourner

(verb)

to turn

cacher

(verb)

to hide

boulot

(noun)

work

pays

(noun)

land, country, region, nation

possible

(adj.)

possible

expliquer

(verb)

to explain

battre

(verb)

to beat, to defeat

peine

(noun)

punishment

livre

(noun)

book

agir

(verb)

to act

imaginer

(verb)

to imagine

tour

(noun)

tower

adorer

(verb)

to love, to adore

vérité

(noun)

truth

recevoir

(verb)

to receive

gentil

(adj.)

helpful, kind

jeter

(verb)

to throw

pleurer

(verb)

to cry, to weep

bébé

(noun)

baby

partie

(noun)

part

jeu

(noun)

game

amener

(verb)

to bring , take, fetch, give a lift, give a ride

instant

(adj.)

pressing, insistent

parent

(noun)

relative, relation, family member

dur

(adj.)

hard, tough

service

(noun)

service

plaisir

(noun)

pleasure

promettre

(verb)

to promise

mentir

(verb)

to lie

bientĂ´t

(adv.)

soon

lit

(noun)

bed

tellement

(adv.)

so, so much, very

utiliser

(verb)

to use, to utilize

lieu

(noun)

place

coucher

(verb)

to lay, to lay down

presque

(adv.)

almost

dehors

(adv.)

outside

préférer

(verb)

to prefer

content

(adj.)

content, satisfied, pleased

pauvre

(adj.)

poor

offrir

(verb)

to offer, to provide

roi

(noun)

king

verre

(noun)

glass

réveiller

(verb)

to awaken

aucun

(pron.)

none, no-one

aide

(noun)

help, support

d'abord

(adv.)

first, at first, right away

journée

(noun)

day

préparer

(verb)

to prepare

numéro

(noun)

number

permettre

(verb)

to permit, to allow

ramener

(verb)

to take back, bring back, restore

enlever

(verb)

to remove, take off, take away, clear

chéri

(adj.)

cherished, beloved

fort

(adj.)

strong, powerful

lâcher

(verb)

to release, to loosen, to let go

choisir

(verb)

to choose

musique

(noun)

music

conduire

(verb)

to drive

faute

(noun)

error, mistake

calmer

(verb)

to calm, pacify, soothe

mariage

(noun)

marriage

bureau

(noun)

desk

route

(noun)

road

chanter

(verb)

to sing

disparaître

(verb)

to disappear

lever

(verb)

to raise, lift

présenter

(verb)