In French, you use a specific expression to say if you are hungry or thirsty: "avoir faim/soif".
To be hungry/thirsty in French
Look at these examples:
Tu as soif.You are thirsty.
Vous avez faim, les enfants?You are hungry, kids?
The verb avoir (to have) is used to express hunger and thirst (and not être - to be - as in English).
In French, we literally say I have hunger / I have thirst.
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