Regular French Verbs Ending in -IR

Regular French Verbs Ending in -IR 

A high percentage of verbs in French end in -IR. These are mostly regular verbs, and conjugations in the present tense follow a set pattern.

Scroll down for a list of common -IR verbs and to watch my video lesson on regular -IR verbs in the present, past, and future tenses.



Conjugating the verbs

Finir – To Finish

je finisnous finissons
tu finisvous finissez
il – elle – on finitils – elles finissent

Examples:

Je finis ce projet = I am finishing my project.

Il finit tôt = He finishes early.

Choisir – To Finish

je choisisnous choisissons
tu choisisvous choisissez
il – elle – on choisitils – elles choisissent

Examples:

Tu choisis un cadeau = You are choosing a gift.

Je choisis de vivre en France = I choose to live in France.


List of common regular French -IR verbs:

Practice and master this list with a Quizlet study set!

  • abolir – to abolish
  • accueillir – to welcome
  • accomplir – to accomplish
  • adoucir – to soften
  • affaiblir – to weaken
  • agrandir – to enlarge
  • aplatir – to flatten
  • avertir – to warn
  • bâtir – to build
  • choisir – to choose
  • convertir – to convert
  • définir – to define
  • démolir – to demolish
  • désobéir – to disobey
  • désunir – to disunite
  • éblouir – to dazzle
  • embellir – to make beautiful
  • envahir – to invade
  • établir – to establish
  • faiblir – to weaken
  • fleurir – to flower
  • finir – to finish
  • fournir – to furnish
  • grandir – to grow up
  • grossir – to gain weight
  • guérir – to cure
  • investir – to invest
  • maigrir – to lose weight
  • murir – to mature
  • noircir – to blacken
  • nourrir – to feed
  • obéir – to obey
  • périr – to perish
  • pourrir – to rot
  • punir – to punish
  • rafraîchir – to refresh
  • ralentir – to slow down
  • rebondir – to rebound
  • réfléchir – to reflect
  • remplir – to fill
  • rétrécir – to shrink
  • réunir – to reunite
  • réussir – to succeed
  • rôtir – to roast
  • rougir – to blush
  • saisir – to seize
  • salir – to dirty
  • trahir – to betray
  • verdir – to turn green
  • vernir – to varnish
  • vieillir – to grow old
  • vomir – to vomit




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