List of French Verbs Followed by the Preposition DE + NOUN

French verbs followed by DE + NOUN

These verbs must be followed by DE when they are used before a NOUN whether it be a thing or a person.  There are other verbs that need DE, but here are some of the most common ones.  It will not be helpful to translate from English to French because many times we don’t need a preposition in English.  Unfortunately, you will have to memorize this list.  

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avoir besoin de quelque chose / quelqu’un
to need something / someone
avoir peur de 
to be afraid of something / someone
avoir envie de
to feel like something
changer de quelque chose
to change something
être responsable de quelqu’un
to be responsible for someone
jouer de quelque chose (instrument)
to play an instrument
parler de quelque chose / quelqu’un
to talk about something / someone
penser de quelque chose / quelqu’un
to ask an opinion about something / someone
s’approcher de quelque chose / quelqu’un
to approach something / someone
s’apercevoir de quelque chose
to notice something
se méfier de quelque chose / quelqu’un
to beware of something / someone
se moquer de quelqu’un
to make fun of someone
s’occuper de quelque chose / quelqu’un
to take care of something / someone
se rappeler de quelqu’un / quelque chose
to remember someone / something
se rendre compte de quelque chose
to realize something / to become aware of something
se servir de quelque chose
to use something
se souvenir de quelqu’un / quelque chose
to remember someone / something 

B1 LEVEL: FRENCH VERBS FOLLOWED BY INFINITIVES OR NOUNS

Certain French verbs must be followed by DE, À, or NOTHING when an infinitive comes next. Some verbs require À or DE when followed by nouns. This lesson expands upon the list of common verbs you learned in my free A2 level lesson, and it includes examples for every verb in French with English translations. The examples are written at a B1-B2 level.

This is not a lesson that can really be explained as there is no rhyme or reason as to whether you need prepositions or not. I thought the best thing to do would be to provide you with comprehensive lists and practice resources. It will not be helpful to translate from English to French because many times we don’t need prepositions in English even though they’re essential in French. The best thing to do is work on memorizing these lists.

TRÈS IMPORTANT: Unlike my level A2 lesson, this is a course about verbs when followed both by infinitives as well as nounsIt is important to revise verbs followed by nouns to help you remember when to use the pronouns Y and EN as well as the relative pronoun DONT.


STEP 1:  Verbs + no preposition + infinitive

Download the list without examples and keep it as a reference.

Download and study the list with examples in French and English.

Highlight the verbs and infinitives as you read the sentences aloud.

STEP 2:  Verbs + À + infinitive

Download the list without examples and keep it as a reference.

Download and study the list with examples in French and English.

Highlight the verbs and infinitives as you read the sentences aloud.

STEP 3:  Verbs + DE + infinitive

Download the list without examples and keep it as a reference.

Download and study the list with examples in French and English.

Highlight the verbs and infinitives as you read the sentences aloud.

STEP 4:  Verbs + À + noun

Download the list without examples and keep it as a reference.

Download and study the list with examples in French and English.

Highlight the verbs and nouns as you read the sentences aloud.

STEP 5:  Verbs + DE + noun

Download the list without examples and keep it as a reference.

Download and study the list with examples in French and English.

Highlight the verbs and nouns as you read the sentences aloud.

STEP 6:  100 practice cards

Fill in the blanks with À, DE, or NOTHING at all with verbs followed by infinitives and nouns. There are even some surprise cards which include other ways to use these difficult prepositions!

STEP 7:  Test yourself

After having spent time using your practice cards…. It’s time to test yourself! Download your test and see how you do. The sentences are the same as the ones on the practice cards, so don’t begin this final step until you feel you’re ready for the challenge! An answer key is provided.

Other lists to master @ LLL BLOG:

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Verbs + NO PREPOSITION + Infinitives 

👉Verbs + À + Infinitives 

👉Verbs + DE + Infinitives 

👉Verbs + À + Nouns 

👉Verbs + DE + Nouns 


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