French 101

1,000 Most Common French Words

This is a list of the 1,000 most commonly spoken French words. The top 100 words have audio pronunciations if available.

NumberFrench Wordin English
1je I
2de of
3est is
4pas not
5le the
6vous you
7la the
8tu you
9que that
10un a
11il it
12et and
13à with
14a has
15ne only
16les the
17ce this
18en in
19on on
20ça that
21une one
22ai have
23pour of
24des of
25moi me
26qui which
27nous we
28y there
29mais but
30me me
31dans in
32du the
33bien well
34elle she
35si if
36tout while
37plus more
38non not
39mon my
40suis am
41te you
42au to
43avec with
44va will
45oui yes
46toi you
47fait fact
48ils they
49as have
50être be
51faire to
52se to
53comme such as
54était was
55sur about
56quoi what
57ici here
58saisknow
59lui him
60veux want
61ma my
62 there
63rien nothing
64dit said
65es es
66 where
67votre your
68pourquoi why
69sont are
70cette this
71quand when
72par by
73son its
74ton your
75peux can
76vais will
77dire say
78alors then
79comment how
80avez have
81bon good
82ou or
83très highly
84merci thank you
85ont have
86même same
87jamais never
88aussi also
89voir watch
90chose thing
91allez will
92tous every
93deux two
94ces these
95faut must
96sa its
97êtes are
98été summer
99ta your
100fais do
101avoirhave
102peutcan
103autreother
104mm
105encoreyet
106maintenantNow
107peulittle
108mesmy
109vraimentreally
110tempstime
111notreour
112toujoursalways
113vielife
114sanswithout
115justejust
116ohoh
117avaithad
118accordagreement
119vuseen
120mondeworld
121quelquesome
122foistimes
123allergo
124troptoo
125viensjust
126croisthink
127dieugod
128doishave
129hommeman
130pèrefather
131sûrsecure
132auxto
133leurtheir
134avantbefore
135étaiswas
136besoinneed
137femmewife
138aimelove
139personneanyone
140avaishad
141chezat
142vraireal
143ansyears
144malwrong
145sesits
146parlerspeak
147vosyour
148aprèsafter
149mortdeath
150veutwants
151euhad
152serawill
153bonnegood
154parcebecause
155mieuxmore
156petitsmall
157voilàhere
158tesyour
159caca
160dissay
161beaucoupa lot
162depuisfrom
163doitmust
164voissee
165mèremother
166vasgoing
167monsieurMr.
168quelwhat
169déjàalready
170fillegirl
171genspeople
172donctherefore
173jourdaytime
174soirevening
175autresother
176iiii
177touteany
178bonjourhello
179llll
180maisonhome
181nomname
182argentmoney
183nosour
184ouaisyeah
185pensethink
186merdeshit
187nuitnight
188papaDad
189celathat
190saluthi
191cetthis
192avonshave
193resteremains
194désolésorry
195mamanmom
196peurfright
197arrivearrives
198seulonly
199vitequickly
200prendrehave
201regardelook
202airair
203soitor
204troisthree
205quellewhat
206passépast
207savoirknow
208plaîtPlease
209chosesthings
210moinsless
211filsson
212entrebetween
213baslow
214appellecalls
215passePassword
216ahah
217têtehead
218demaintomorrow
219grandgreat
220arrêtestop
221faitesmade
222voulezwant
223hey
224attendswait
225heinhuh
226enfantschildren
227assezenough
228raisonreason
229auraiswould
230voulaiswanted
231ellesthey
232parlespeaks
233okok
234joursdays
235due
236momenttime
237heuretime
238puisthen
239garsguys
240hommesmen
241amourlove
242tardlater
243toutesAll
244sommesAbout
245tuerkill
246eheh
247amiFriend
248connaisknow
249petitesmall
250aidersupport
251chanceluck
252savezknow
253partirleave
254saitknow
255combienhow much
256voiturecar
257tantas
258pristaken
259partshare
260problèmeissue
261prendstake
262portedoor
263coupblow
264seraitwould
265venircome
266huiToday
267familleFamily
268travailworking
269pucould
270seuleonly
271sensmeaning
272nior
273allonswill
274revoirreview
275idéenotion
276putainfucking
277passerpass
278contreagainst
279comprendsunderstand
280entenduheard
281trouvéfound
282trouverfind
283vieuxold man
284vientjust
285pendantfor
286auraitwould
287quelquesa few
288attentionAttention
289demandeapplication
290cherchersearch
291sousin
292voicihere is
293pourraitcould
294sangblood
295pouvezcan
296sortirout
297questionissue
298histoirehistory
299amisfriends
300venezcome
301frèrebrother
302resterstay
303finifinished
304villeCity
305nouveaufurther
306tructrick
307tienslike
308moismonth
309euxthem
310mecguy
311yeuxeyes
312laisseleaves
313supersuper
314bellebeautiful
315longtempsfor a long time
316policePolice
317eauwater
318heureshours
319carbecause
320importematter
321cascase
322vontwill
323chaqueevery
324terreearth
325placePlace
326tuékilled
327typeType
328mainhand
329pardonForgiveness
330ensembletogether
331seulementonly
332guerrewar
333beaubeautiful
334versto
335mmesame
336priePlease
337devantbefore
338trouvefound
339partiesection
340suitecontinuation
341comprisincluding
342matinmorning
343leurstheir
344aucunneither
345arrivéarrived
346dessuson top
347chériehoney
348mettreplace
349aidehelp
350étaientwere
351ieie
352perdulost
353finend
354soisam
355premierfirst
356genrekind
357aimeraiswould
358droitright
359donnegives
360attendezwait
361jeuneyoung
362feufire
363devraisshould
364enfantchild
365chambreroom
366grosWholesale
367côtéside
368venucome
369loinfar
370laisserleave
371donnergive
372jouerplay
373savaisknew
374compteaccount
375ss
376parléspoken
377minutesminutes
378regardezlook
379trainTrain
380premièrefirst
381pouvoirauthority
382aurawill
383mourirdie
384dernièreLast
385donnégiven
386iaia
387marihusband
388écoutelistening
389enfinfinally
390devraitshould
391misset
392filmmovie
393aucuneno
394fortstrong
395façonway
396payscountry
397prêtready
398madameMrs.
399femmeswomen
400affairebusiness
401pourraiscould
402espèrehope
403partiparty
404hh
405boulotjob
406endroitplace
407foucrazy
408corpsbody
409hieryesterday
410dontwhich
411désoléesorry
412grandehigh
413pointitem
414cinqfive
415dehorsout
416fillesgirls
417causebecause
418vivreexperience
419prèsclose
420pensaisthought
421garçonboy
422chefChief
423hauttop
424capitaineCaptain
425diraitsay
426bébéBaby
427celuithe
428demandérequired
429possiblecan
430mainshands
431ainsithereby
432quatrefour
433nouvellenews
434annéesyears
435pleinfull
436semaineweek
437ditessay
438croirebelieve
439marchewalking
440tourtower
441écoleschool
442mangereat
443plutôtrather
444docteurdoctor
445ceuxthose
446véritétruth
447vueview
448arrêtershut down
449essaietries
450enviewant
451bientôtshortly
452instantNothing
453dernierlatest
454affairesbusiness
455arriverget
456demandercall
457meilleurtop
458fontare
459derrièrerear
460cc
461dollarsdollars
462presquealmost
463drdr
464tellementso
465tomberfall
466journéedaytime
467voulaitwanted
468appelercall
469bureauoffice
470confiancetrust
471gardeGuard
472attendreexpect
473numéroissue
474seraiwill
475durhard
476áá
477souviensremember
478oo
479voyezsee
480courscourse
481bonsoirgood evening
482routeroad
483ferawill
484prendtakes
485culass
486abordfirst
487importantsignificant
488peinesorrow
489croyaisthought
490motword
491devezmust
492suffitonly
493minuteminute
494fermefarm
495benben
496plaisirpleasure
497chienDog
498jeugame
499seigneurLord
500messieursMen
501calmecalm
502voudraiswould
503heureuxhappy
504preneztake
505mariageWedding
506voitsees
507parentsParents
508llsThey
509dedansinside
510entrerget in
511litbed
512parfaitperfect
513fouscrazy
514mllemiss
515rentrerreturn
516aithas
517musiqueMusic
518arrêtezstop
519autantas
520serviceserving
521reviensback
522cecithis
523drôlefunny
524attendexpected
525parfoissometimes
526téléphonephone
527retourreturn
528irawill
529ee
530pauvrepoor
531verreGlass
532généralbroad
533newnew
534sixsix
535penséthought
536lthe
537impossiblenot
538fêtecelebration
539adorelove
540coeurheart
541aimeslove
542cithis
543feraiwill
544présidentPresident
545doutedoubt
546facileeasy
547entendshear
548payerpay
549appelécalled
550prisonPrison
551johnjohn
552sorsgo
553caféCoffee
554vautis
555mauvaisbad
556chérihoney
557oubliéForgot
558brasarm
559ii
560gentilnice
561fautefoul
562équipeteam
563exactementexactly
564cœurheart
565penserthink
566changerchange
567commencebegins
568lieuplace
569entendrehear
570iesies
571roiKing
572planPlan
573partouteverywhere
574joueplays
575cherexpensive
576mortsdead
577rendrereturn
578écritwritten
579travaillerwork
580maladesick
581sinonotherwise
582génialawesome
583regarderwatch
584veulentwant
585montrershow
586rentrereturns
587travailleworks
588arméearmy
589voulurequired
590chercheseeks
591étatcondition
592boiredrink
593sécuritésecurity
594dèsfrom
595espritwit
596annéeyear
597dixten
598yorkyork
599laisséleft
600boiswood
601metsput
602propreown
603soyezare
604jackjack
605essayertry
606faisaitwas
607tôtearly
608surtoutmainly
609armeweapon
610tt
611rêvedream
612perdrelose
613avisReview
614sembleseems
615pireworse
616simplesingle
617pensesthink
618parlestalk
619paixPeace
620livreBook
621dormirsleep
622voyonssee
623difficiledifficult
624retarddelay
625allaitwould
626dd
627sujettopic
628apprislearned
629ensuitethen
630saufexcept
631maîtremaster
632mortedead
633noirblack
634orgold
635dînerdinner
636choixchoice
637seraiswould
638ecoutelistening
639saledirty
640étiezwere
641sûrementsurely
642anyear
643ordreorder
644souventoften
645essayétried
646peuventcan
647visageface
648boutend
649changéchanged
650sérieuxserious
651inquièteconcerned
652âgeages
653photoPhoto
654ruestreet
655tirershoot
656comprendreinclude
657faceface
658semainesweeks
659marchémarket
660questionsissues
661honneurhonor
662cielsky
663alléwent
664garderkeep
665cheminroad
666graveserious
667gaucheleft
668petitssmall
669courantcurrent
670amiefriend
671nouvellesnews
672avionaircraft
673concon
674contenthappy
675forcestrength
676millionsmillion
677oublieforget
678devoirhave to
679prochainenext
680prixprice
681proposAbout
682bateauboat
683bougemoves
684voixvoice
685rougered
686restezstay
687cellethat
688pouvaiscould
689personnespeople
690feraiswould
691débutfirst
692espècespecies
693gueulemouth
694acheterpurchase
695continuecontinues
696sortout
697faimhunger
698longlong
699jj
700voyageTravel
701messagePost
702sorteso
703reçureceived
704bienvenueWelcome
705idiotidiot
706certainssome
707hôpitalhospital
708promispromised
709devenirbecome
710ouvreopens
711grâcethanks
712sûresafe
713problèmesdifficulties
714armesweapons
715trucsstuff
716campcamp
717allaiswould
718occupeoccupies
719devaitwas
720manquelack
721connaissezknow
722thethe
723avaienthad
724cheveuxhair
725soleilsun
726salleroom
727gagnerwin
728laissezlet
729erreurerror
730crubelieved
731parsgo
732bizarreweird
733croyezbelieve
734sacbag
735hôtelHotel
736oncleUncle
737pièceroom
738pouvaitcould
739fondbackground
740soiréeevening
741secretsecret
742patronboss
743rapportreport
744apprendrelearn
745commencéstarted
746sauversave
747secondesecond
748pensezthink
749allôhello
750ailleurssomewhere else
751agentagent
752froidcold
753serasll
754piedfoot
755joliepretty
756revenirreturn
757scènescene
758piedsfeet
759nn
760devonshave
761groupegroup
762cartemap
763auraill
764effeteffect
765neufnew
766fallaithad
767monterises
768battrebeat
769noëlchristmas
770venuecoming
771motswords
772tiredraws
773droiteright
774libreFree
775soeursister
776situationlocation
777serontwill
778fauxwrong
779bordelbrothel
780foutrefuck
781lumièrelight
782euhuh
783incroyableincredible
784tuekills
785jolipretty
786connaîtknows
787deboutstanding
788colonelColonel
789chevalhorse
790écoutezlisten
791georgegeorge
792joejoe
793vieilleold
794entrezenter
795intérieurinside
796coincorner
797aurasget
798gagnéwon
799fricmoney
800loilaw
801absolumentabsolutely
802damelady
803coolcool
804magnifiquewonderful
805dosback
806occupercare
807présentthis
808retrouverrecover
809réussisuccessful
810frankfrank
811rencontrerencounter
812aviezhad
813meilleurebetter
814âmesoul
815prêtsloans
816doucementgently
817tabletable
818lettreletter
819rappellerecalls
820samsam
821futwas
822risquerisk
823ordresorders
824appelcall
825commencerstart
826terminéfinished
827agitis
828blancwhite
829sœursister
830pareilsuch
831charliecharlie
832chaudhot
833finirend
834touchekey
835avanceadvance
836ignoreignores
837meurtremurder
838tranquillepeaceful
839anniversairebirthday
840déjeunerbreakfast
841disaissaid
842bordedge
843tomtom
844jeunesyouth
845accidentaccident
846parleztalk
847fassedo
848complètementcompletely
849détestehate
850clairclear
851marcherwalk
852disaitsaid
853mauvaisebad
854envoyésent
855ââ
856professeurProfessor
857heureusehappy
858doiventmust
859miditwelve o'clock
860lireread
861moyenaverage
862feraitwould
863commandantcommanding
864vraieTRUE
865/// /
866formeform
867tombefalls
868silenceSilence
869sortezout
870connaîtreknow
871puissecan
872cadeaugift
873flicscops
874merSea
875médecindoctor
876exactexact
877décidédecided
878moitiéhalf
879surpriseshock
880avocatlawyer
881montreshows
882bb
883susu
884porterwear
885téléTV
886vivantliving
887jurejure
888disentsay
889mrmr
890serezwill
891devriezshould
892devenubecome
893aiméloved
894diableDevil
895ligneOnline
896missionMission
897supposesuppose
898chacuneveryone
899autouraround
900potepal
901grossebig
902expliquerexplain
903arrivéeadvent
904monterup
905balleball
906selonaccording
907photospictures
908contrôlecheck
909prêteready
910anglaisEnglish
911sortiout
912kk
913bonsgood
914disparudisappeared
915tenirhold
916simplementsimply
917quitterleave
918envoiesends
919paulpaul
920aimerlove
921voietrack
922parisparis
923classeclassroom
924huiteight
925offreoffers
926postepost
927dangereuxHazardous
928attaqueattack
929impressionPrint
930follecrazy
931michaelmichael
932mangeeat
933bravoBravo
934arrièrerear
935amériqueamerica
936suivrefollow
937aillego
938oublierforget
939peuplepeople
940baiserkiss
941rencontrémet
942honteshame
943connardmotherfucker
944trouhole
945retournerreturn
946chansontrack
947changeExchange
948arrêtéarrested
949enferHell
950écrirewrite
951livresbooks
952habitudeusual
953réponsereply
954daviddavid
955lieutenantLieutenant
956savaitknew
957radioradio
958tenezhold
959bandeband
960bobbob
961rendmakes
962compagniecompany
963connuknown
964secoursrelief
965dansedance
966metputs
967volflight
968vitlives
969conneriesbullshit
970aurezwill
971imagineimagine
972boîtebox
973jouéplayed
974tristesad
975sudSouth
976luread
977telas
978merveilleuxwonderful
979putewhore
980aiehave
981ressemblelooks
982coucherBedroom
983ennuistrouble
984voléstolen
985sortieoutput
986devaishad
987combatfight
988bouchemouth
989certainsome
990visitevisit
991existeare
992bêtebeast
993retournereturns
994approcheapproach
995pourtanthowever
996plusieursseveral
997rirelaugh
998butgoal
999sergentSergeant
1000publicpublic

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