INDEED A VERY INTERESTING LANGUAGE but why do we use avoir instead of etre

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Daniel

Kwiziq community member

13 June 2018

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INDEED A VERY INTERESTING LANGUAGE but why do we use avoir instead of etre

This question relates to:
French lesson "Avoir faim / soif = To be hungry / thirsty"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

13 June 2018

13/06/18

Bonjour Daniel !

In French, the expression is literally "to have hunger / to have thirst", hence the use of "avoir" instead of "être"  :)

Bonne journée !

Daniel

Kwiziq community member

13 June 2018

13/06/18

Thank you very much Aurelie.

Jeremiah

Kwiziq community member

22 November 2018

22/11/18

Sorry, i don't mean to bother. but when do we use J'ai and Je suis, since they both say "i am"

Jeremiah

Kwiziq community member

22 November 2018

22/11/18

pleasee clarify

Richard

Kwiziq community member

8 December 2018

8/12/18

J'ai is from avoir and means "I have"

Je suis is from être and means "I am"

Of course, being French, there are excpetions to this... : )

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