Common French Irregular Verbs – Passé Composé



20 irregular verbs in the present tense

PRENDRE – TO TAKE – PRIS

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j’ai prisnous avons pris
tu as prisvous avez pris
il a prisils ont pris
J’ai pris un café tous les  matins.
I had (a cup of) coffee every morning. 

APPRENDRE – TO LEARN – APPRIS

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j’ai apprisnous avons appris
tu as apprisvous avez appris
il a apprisils ont appris
Ils ont appris à jouer de la guitare.
They learned to play the guitar.

COMPRENDRE – TO UNDERSTAND – COMPRIS

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j’ai comprisnous avons compris
tu as comprisvous avez compris
il a comprisils ont compris
Tu as compris le chinois?
Did you understand Chinese?

LIRE – TO READ – LU

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j’ai lunous avons lu
tu as luvous avez lu
il a luils ont lu
Vous avez lu dans votre salon?
Did you read in your living room?

DIRE – TO SAY – DIT

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j’ai ditnous avons dit
tu as ditvous avez dit
il a ditils ont dit
J’ai dit au revoir à mes collègues.
I said good-bye to my colleagues.

ÉCRIRE – TO WRITE – ÉCRIT

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j’ai écritnous avons écrit
tu as écritvous avez écrit
il a écritils ont écrit
Nous avons écrit la réponse à votre question.
We wrote the answer to your question. 

VOIR – TO SEE – VU

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j’ai vunous avons vu
tu as vuvous avez vu
il a vuils ont vu
Tu as vu Michelle de temps en temps?
Did you see Michelle from time to time?

RECEVOIR – TO RECEIVE – REÇU

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j’ai reçunous avons reçu
tu as reçuvous avez reçu
il a reçuils ont reçu
Ils ont reçu des cadeaux pour leurs anniversaires.
They received presents for their birthdays.

CROIRE – TO BELIEVE / TO THINK – CRU

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j’ai crunous avons cru
tu as cruvous avez cru
il a cruils ont cru
J’ai cru que tu allais garder les enfants ce soir.
I thought (believed) you were going to look after the children this evening.

BOIRE – TO DRINK – BU

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j’ai bunous avons bu
tu as buvous avez bu
il a buils ont bu
Nous avons bu huit verres d’eau par jour.
We drank eight glasses of water per day.

METTRE – TO PUT – MIS

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j’ai misnous avons mis
tu as misvous avez mis
il a misils ont mis
Tu as mis les bagages dans le coffre?
Did you put the bags in the trunk?

OUVRIR – TO OPEN – OUVERT

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j’ai ouvert   nous avons ouvert
tu as ouvertvous avez ouvert
il a ouvertils ont ouvert
Vous avez ouvert les fenêtres pendant la journée?
Did you open the windows during the day?

COUVRIR – TO COVER – COUVERT

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j’ai couvertnous avons couvert
tu as couvertvous avez couvert
il a couvertils ont couvert
Elle a couvert son bébé d’une couverture.
She covered her baby with a blanket. 

OFFRIR – TO OFFER / TO GIVE – OFFERT

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j’ai offertnous avons offert
tu as offertvous avez offert
il a offertils ont offert
Ils ont offert des fleurs à leur maman.
They gave (some) flowers to their mom.

COURIR – TO RUN – COURU

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j’ai courunous avons couru
tu as couruvous avez couru
il a couruils ont couru
Vous avez souvent couru au parc?
Did you often run in the park?

PARTIR – TO LEAVE – PARTI

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je suis parti(e)nous sommes parti(e)s
tu es parti(e)vous êtes parti(e)(s)
il est partiils sont partis
Je suis parti(e) de la maison il y a cinq minutes.
I left the house five minutes ago.

SORTIR – TO GO OUT – SORTI

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je suis sorti(e)nous sommes sorti(e)s
tu es sorti(e)vous êtes sorti(e)(s)
il est sortiils sont sortis
Il est sorti de la piscine car il avait froid.
He got out of the pool because he was cold. 

DORMIR – TO SLEEP – DORMI

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j’ai dorminous avons dormi
tu as dormivous avez dormi
il a dormiils ont dormi
Vous avez dormi dans votre nouvelle tente. 
You slept in your new tent. 

SERVIR – TO SERVE – SERVI

j’ai servinous avons servi
tu as servivous avez servi
il a serviils ont servi
J’ai servi un bon curry à mes invités.
I served a good curry to my guests. 

VENIR – TO COME – VENU

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je suis venu(e)nous sommes venu(e)s
tu es venu(e)vous êtes venu(e)(s)
il est venuils sont venus
Est-ce que tu es venu(e) à la fête hier soir?
Did you come to the party last night?

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