Conjugate avoir (+ avoir) in Le Passé Composé (conversational past)

Look at these sentences:

J'ai eu trois cadeaux pour mon anniversaire.I had three presents for my birthday.

As-tu eu mon message?Did you have my message?

Nous avons tous eu la varicelle.We all had chickenpox.

 

In Le Passé Composé (conversational past), the verb "avoir" (to have) has an irregular past participle: "eu", and works with 'avoir' as an auxiliary:

j'ai eu I had/have had
tu as eu you had/have had (singular-familiar form)
il/elle/on a eu he/she/we/one/people had/has had
   
nous avons eu we had/have had
vous avez eu you had/have had
ils/elles ont eu They had/have had

 

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Nous avons eu la varicelle en même temps.We had chicken pox at the same time.
Nous avons tous eu la varicelle.We all had chickenpox.
Vous avez eu beaucoup de chance ce jour-là.You have been very lucky that day.
As-tu eu mon message?Did you have my message?
Cette même année, elle a eu des jumeaux.That same year, she had twins.
J'ai eu trois cadeaux pour mon anniversaire.I had three presents for my birthday.
Hier, j'ai eu des invités.Yesterday, I had guests.
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