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

DanielA1Kwiziq community member

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

Asked 1 year ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Daniel !

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

Bonne journée !

DanielA1Kwiziq community member

Thank you very much Aurelie.

JeremiahA1Kwiziq community member
Sorry, i don't mean to bother. but when do we use J'ai and Je suis, since they both say "i am"
JeremiahA1Kwiziq community member
pleasee clarify
RichardA1Kwiziq community member

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... : )

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

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