origin: french

Funeral Vocabulary in French

un cimetière - a cemetery

un cortège funèbre - funeral procession

la crémation - cremation

un éloge funèbre - a eulogy

un enterrement - a funeral

un entrepreneur de pompes funèbres - a funeral director

les funérailles - a funeral

une gerbe florale - floral/funeral spray (funeral flowers)

une maison funéraire - funeral home

les obsèques - funeral service

l’organisation des funérailles - funeral arrangement

les rites funéraires - funeral rites

un service funèbre - a funeral service

une tombe - tomb/burial place

French Vocab #5

En lice pour - In contention for

Avenant - Likable, appealing, affable

Tôle (♂) -  Sheet metal

Au vu et au su de tous - In broad daylight

Amadouer - To coax, to cajole

Accrochage (♂) - Dispute, clash, row

Inlassablement - Tirelessly

Propice - Favorable, opportune, suitable

Gifler - To smack

Engueuler - To tell off  

Top 100 most common French verbs

1. Être ~ to be 

2. Avoir ~ to have

3. Pouvoir ~ to be able (can)

4. Faire ~ to do; to make

5. Mettre ~ to put; to place

6. Dire ~ to say; to tell

7. Devoir ~ to have to, must, to owe

8. Prendre ~ to take; to catch; to capture

9. Donner ~ to give; to produce

10. Aller ~ to go

11. Vouloir ~ to want; to wish

12. Savoir ~ to know

13. Falloir ~ to have to

14. Voir ~ to see

15. Demander ~ to ask; to request

16. Trouver ~ to find; to discover

17. Rendre ~ to return (something); to give back

18. Venir ~ to come

19. Passer ~ to pass; to go past

20. Comprendre ~ to understand; to include; to comprehend

21. Rester ~ to stay; to remain

22. Tenir ~ to hold; to keep

23. Porter ~ to carry; to wear

24. Parler ~ to speak; to talk

25. Montrer ~ to show; to display

26. Continuer ~ to continue

27. Penser ~ to think

28. Suivre ~ to follow; to pay attention

29. Connaître ~ to know; to be acquainted with 

30. Croire ~ to believe in

31. Commencer ~ to begin; to start; to commence

32. Compter ~ to count

33. Entendre ~ to hear; to understand

34. Attendre ~ to wait; to expect

35. Remettre ~ to put back (on); to replace; to deliver

36. Appeler ~ to call; to contact

37. Permettre ~ to permit; to allow; to enable

38. Occuper ~ to occupy; to take up (space/time)

39. Devenir ~ to become, to grow (into); to turn (into)

40. Partir ~ to leave; to depart; to proceed

41. Décider ~ to decide; to persuade

42. Arriver ~ to arrive; to happen

43. Servir ~ to serve

44. Sembler ~ to seem

45. Revenir ~ to return; to come back

46. Laisser ~ to leave; to allow; to let

47. Recevoir ~ to receive; to welcome

48. Répondre ~ to reply; to answer

49. Vivre ~ to live

50. Rappeler ~ to call back; to remind

51. Présenter ~ to present; to introduce

52. Accepter ~ to accept

53. Agir ~ to act

54. Poser ~ to put down; to pose; to lay (something) down

55. Jouer ~ to play; to act; to gamble

56. Reconnaître ~ to recognize; to acknowledge 

57. Choisir ~ to choose; to select

58. Toucher ~ to touch; to feel; to affect

59. Aimer ~ to like; to love

60. Retrouver ~ to find; to regain; to meet up

61. Perdre ~ to lose; to waste

62. Expliquer ~ to explain; to account for

63. Considérer ~ to consider; to study

64. Ouvrir ~ to open (up)

65. Gagner ~ to win; to earn; to gain

66. Exister ~ to exist

67. Refuser ~ to refuse

68. Lire ~ to read

69. Réussir ~ to succeed

70. Changer ~ to change; to alter

71. travailler ~ to work

72. Représenter ~ to represent; to depict; to portray

73. Assurer ~ to secure; to assure; to insure

74. Essayer ~ to try; to attempt

75. Empêcher ~ to prevent; to stop

76. Sortir ~ to go out; to leave; to exit; to come out

77. Reprendre ~ to resume; to recover; to take back

78. Mener ~ to lead; to conduct

79. Appartenir ~ to belong ~ to concern

80. Risquer ~ to risk

81. Concerner ~ to concern; to affect

82. Apprendre ~ to learn; to teach; to hear of 

83. Rencontrer ~ to meet; to encounter

84. Créer ~ to create; to build

85. Obtenir ~ to obtain; to get

86. Chercher ~ to look for; to seek

87. Entrer ~ to enter; to go in

88. Proposer ~ to suggest; to propose; to offer

89. Apporter ~ to bring; to cause

90. Utiliser ~ to use; to employ

91. Atteindre ~ to reach; to attain; to achieve

92. Tenter ~ to tempt

93. Importer ~ to import; to matter

94. Ajouter ~ to add

95. Produire ~ to produce

96. Préparer ~ to prepare (something); to make

97. Relever ~ to raise; to stand up; to pick up

98. Écrire ~ to write

99. Défendre ~ to defend; to stand up for; to forbid

100. Tirer ~ to pull; to draw (curtains, sword, etc); to fire (gun); to print

Common verbs and their prepositions

Verbes suivis de l’infinitif SANS preposition

Aimer : To like
Adorer : To love
Désirer : To desire
Détester : To hate
Espérer : To hope (for)
*Falloir : To must 
Préférer : To prefer
Savoir : To know (how)
Souhaiter : To wish (for)
Vouloir : To want
Pouvoir : Can, to be able to
Devoir : Must

Verbes suivis de À 

Aider à : To help
Apprendre à : To learn 
Commencer à : To begin
Continuer à : To continue
S’habituer à : To get used to
Hésiter à : To hesitate
**Se mettre à : To start 
Réussir à : To succeed
***Tenir à : To care for/about

Verbes suivis de DE

Accepter de : To accept
S’arrêter de : To stop
Avoir besoin/envie de : To need/to want
Décider de : To decide
Essayer de : To try
Finir de : To finish
S’occuper de : To take care of
Oublier de : To forget
Refuser de : To refuse
Rêver de : To dream
Risquer de : To risk
Se souvenir de : To remember


*Falloir is only conjugated in the third person singular- il faut

**Se mettre à exemple : Il s’est mis à pleurer - he started to cry

***Tenir without the preposition à means to physically hold something

En vs. Y

Requested by @piperleanz :) I hope it helps!

Both of these French words are used to replace other words in a sentence in order to shorten it and avoid repetition. Here are their main differences:

Y

Y is used for things and animals. In general, y replaces a noun (and its related words) that’s introduced with the words à, chez, dans, etc.

e.g.:

Elle va au supermarché – Elle y va

Faites attention aux requins lorsque vous nagez – Faites-y attention lorsque vous nagez

However, when referring to people, it is best to avoid using y. Instead, use a personal pronoun or lui.

e.g.:

Il pense à Mathilde – Il pense à elle

Il parle à Simon – Il lui parle

En

En is used for things, animals, and people. En replaces a noun (and its related words) introduced by the word de.

e.g.:

Elle parle de ce nouveau livreElle en parle

Te souviens-tu de tes amis? – T’en souviens-tu?

NOTE: Both y and en can be used with the verb aller.

e.g.:

J’y vais

Je m’en vais