30 hard French irregular past participles

December 4, 2018 admin

The 30 most common irregular past participles in French

Past participles are used to make composed tenses in French, like the “passé composé” or the “futur antérieur” or the “past conditional”.

Have a go at finding the following irregular past participles:

Infinitive Past Participle Infinitive Past Participle
être mourir
boire vouloir
offrir courir
venir faire
falloir asseoir
recevoir dire
suivre prendre
avoir plaire / pleuvoir
devoir voir
mettre valoir
savoir aller
vivre connaître
croire rire
naître ouvrir
lire pouvoir

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