Chapter 3
Basics

avoir (to have)

Another useful verb: avoir Audio. Press to listen! (to have).

Like "être", "avoir" is an irregular verb whatever the tense is. Here is the conjugation in the present:

avoir Audio. Press to listen! to have
j'ai (=je ai) I have
tu as you have
il a he has
nous avons we have
vous avez you have
ils ont they have

Examples:

  • Il a une voiture. Audio. Press to listen!
    He has got a car.
  • J'ai une montre. Audio. Press to listen!
    I have got a watch.
Chapter 3
Basics