French Language Game: The Verb "faire"

Quick French Language Game: The Verb "faire" - to do, make
Play this fun interactive online game to practice the present tense of "faire". You'll also become familiar with everyday expressions with "faire". (Photo by GG LeMere on unsplash)
To sharpen your pronunciation, say the French OUT LOUD right after or along with the speaker.
Before you start, quickly go through the forms and sentences below.
Our games work best for mid- to high Beginners who want to learn and review conversational French.
Play on a Computer or Tablet.

Present Tense of "faire"

  • je fais - I do, make
  • tu fais - you do, make (familiar)
  • il/elle fait - it/he/she does, makes
  • nous faisons - we do, make
  • vous faites - you do, make (formal/plural)
  • ils/elles font - they make (m/f)

Imparfait of "faire" (imperfect tense)

  • je faisais - I did, I was doing, etc
  • tu faisais - you did, you were doing, etc (familiar)
  • il/elle faisait - he/she/it did, he/she/it was doing, etc
  • nous faisions - we did, we were doing, etc
  • vous faisiez - you did, you were doing, etc (formal/plural)
  • ils/elles faisaient - they did, they were doing, etc (m/f)

Note: The French Imperfect Tense (l'imparfait) is used for repeated or incomplete actions, events or situations in the past.

Passé Composé of "faire"

  • j'ai fait - I did, made
  • tu as fait - you did, made (familiar)
  • il/elle a fait - it/he/she did, made
  • nous avons fait - we did, made
  • vous avez fait - you did, made (formal/plural)
  • ils/elles ont fait - they did, made (m/f)

Note: The French Compound Past Tense (le passé composé) is generally used for completed actions or a series of actions in the past.

Sentences and Expressions using "faire"

  • J'aimerais faire une réservation. - I'd like to make a reservation.
  • Tu as fait une bonne salade. - You've made a good salad.
  • Il fait ses études à Paris. - He is doing his studies in Paris.
  • Nous allons faire une promenade. - We're going to take a walk.
  • Que faites-vous ? - What are you doing? (formal/plural)
  • Ils font leurs courses. - They're doing their shopping.

  • Enchanté de faire votre connaissance. - Delighted to meet you. (formal)
  • Est-ce que tu as fait bon voyage ? - Did you have a good trip? (familiar)
  • Il fait beau. - It's lovely weather.
  • Il ne faisait pas beau. - The weather wasn't nice.
  • Ça fait longtemps ! - It's been a long time!
  • Ça fait vingt et un euros. - That's twenty-one euros. (amount to pay)
  • Moi aussi, ça me fait plaisir de te revoir. - Me too, I'm happy to see you again.
  • Julie m'a fait visiter la ville. - Julie showed me around town.

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Posted 11:48AM on September 11 2020 by Ulrike Rettig
Categories: French | Tags: Expressions with faire, Faire, French, Language game, Online language game, The verb faire