être and avoir at perfect

être (to be), avoir (to have) in the perfect tense follow the same rules as others:

être

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I have been j'ai été
you have been tu as été
he/she has been il/elle a été
we have been nous avons été
you have been vous avez été
they have been ils ont été

Example

  • J'ai été surprise de te revoir.Audio. Press to listen!
    I've been surprised to see you again.

avoir

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I have had J'ai eu
you have had tu as eu
he/she has had il/elle a eu
we have had nous avons eu
you have had vous avez eu
they have had ils/elles ont eu

Example

  • Ils ont eu des problèmes.Audio. Press to listen!
    They've had some troubles.