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Conjugate avoir in the present tense. Avoir used with other idiomatic expressions.

to have


I have


you have (informal)

tu as

he has

il a

she has

elle a

we have

nous avons

you have (plural or formal)

vous avez

they have (masculine or mixed group)

ils ont

they have (feminine)

elles ont

To be ... years old

avoir ... ans

How old are you?

Quel âge as-tu?

I am 17 years old.

J'ai 17 ans.

He is 16 years old.

Il a 16 ans.

We are 18 years old.

Nous avons 18 ans.

You are 19 years old.
(a friend)

Tu as 19 ans.

to need

avoir besoin de

He needs a calculator.

Il a besoin d'une calculatrice.

She needs a pencil.

Elle a besoin d'un crayon.

We need to study.

Nous avons besoin d'étudier.

I need to study.

J'ai besoin d'étudier.

to be hungry

avoir faim

Are you (plural) hungry?

Vous avez faim?
Est-ce que vous avez faim?

We aren't hungry.

Nous n'avons pas faim.

I'm not hungry.

Je n'ai pas faim.

to be thirsty

avoir soif

Are you (informal) thirsty?

Tu as soif?
Est-ce que tu as soif?

I'm thirsty.

J'ai soif.

to be right

avoir raison

They are right.
(m. pl.)

Ils ont raison.

to be wrong

avoir tort

He's wrong

Il a tort.

To be sleepy

avoir sommeil

The kitten is sleepy

le chaton a sommeil.

The baby is sleepy.

le bébé a sommeil.

To be cold

avoir froid

I'm cold.

J'ai froid.

To be hot

avoir chaud

Are you hot?

Tu as chaud?
Est-ce que tu as chaud?

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