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What are the most common French words? Here are the top 10.1
) le, la, l', les
all about être3
all about avoir4
) un, une, des
a, an, some
) il / ils
* he, it / they
indefinite demonstrative pronoun9
*I would have listed il
separately, but they were combined in the source document.
Words with different forms but the same essential meaning (such as le
: masculine and feminine definite articles) are combined into a single listing.
Words with different grammatical functions (such as le
: definite article and le
: direct object pronoun) are usually listed separately.
This list of the most common French words is adapted from the following source:Gougenheim 2.00 - Fréquences orales et de production