Verbs + à + [infinitive]

List of useful verbs followed by the preposition à and an infinitive


Aider à [faire] To help to [do]
Apprendre à [faire] To learn how to [do]
Arriver à [faire] To manage/succeed in [doing]
Avoir à [faire] To have to [do]
Chercher à [faire] To seek [to do]
Commencer à [faire] To start [doing]
Consentir à [faire] To consent [to do]
Consister à [faire] To consist of [doing]
Continuer à [faire] To continue [doing]
Encourager à faire To encourage [doing]
Enseigner à [faire] To teach [to do]
Hésiter à [faire] To hesitate over [doing]
Inviter [quelqu’un] à [faire] To invite [someone] to [do]
Obliger [quelqu’un] à [faire] To force [someone] to [do]
Parvenir à [faire] To succeed in [doing]
Passer du temps à [faire] To spend time [doing]
Penser à [faire] To think of [doing]
Perdre du temps à [faire] To waste time [doing]
Réfléchir à [faire] To consider [doing]
Renoncer à [faire] To give up [doing]
Réussir à [faire] To succeed in [doing]
S’amuser à [faire] To enjoy [doing]
S’apprêter à [faire] To get ready to [do]
S’attendre à [faire] To expect to [do]
Se décider à [faire] To decide to [do]
S’habituer à [faire] To get used to [doing]
Se mettre à [faire] To set about [doing]
Se préparer à faire] To prepare [doing]
Tenir à [faire] To insist on [doing]

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