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Verbs - Useful Ones to Know

What do ‘acheter’, ‘boire’ and ‘détester’ mean? How would you say, ‘to eat’, ‘to try’ or ‘to collect’?

In Year 7, 8 or 9 and studying French? This fun rapid revision quiz was written for you.

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Verbs are an important part of any language, and French is no exception. We use verbs to describe things that we, other people or anything else “does” so you need to know as many of them as you can. In this quiz we look at forty useful French verbs such as , ‘to eat’, ‘to visit’ and ‘to buy’. Have a go. It’s a fast and fun way to learn and revise French words which will serve you well in tests and exams.

In each question you will be given a word or words in English. All you have to do is choose the French equivalent from the four choices offered.
1.
To drink
Lire
Boire
Partir
Penser
Lire = to read
Partir = to leave
Penser = to think
2.
To visit
Voyager
Pourvoir
Visiter
Prendre
Voyager = to travel
Pourvoir = to provide
Prendre = to take / to catch / to capture
3.
To hate
Habiter
Suivre
Détester
Tenir
Habiter = to live
Suivre = to follow / to pay attention
Tenir = to hold / to keep
4.
To play
Faire
Jouer
Finir
Voir
Faire = to do / to make
Finir = to finish
Voir = to see
5.
To meet
Travailler
Rencontrer
Sembler
Ouvrir
Travailler = to work
Sembler = to seem
Ouvrir = to open
6.
To collect
Compter
Choisir
Collectionner
Considérer
Compter = to count
Choisir = to choose / to select
Considérer = to consider / to study
7.
To try
Écouter
Être
Réussir
Essayer
Écouter = to listen
Être = to be
Réussir = to succeed
8.
To buy
Acheter
Adorer
Attendre
Accepter
Adorer = to love
Attendre = to wait
Accepter = to accept
9.
To like
Aller
Avoir
Agir
Aimer
Aller = to go
Avoir = to have
Agir = to act
10.
To eat
Manger
Parler
Regarder
Gagner
Parler = to speak
Regarder = to watch
Gagner = to win / to gain / to earn
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - French

Author:  Graeme Haw

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