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Conjugate avoir (j'ai, tu as, vous avez) in Le Présent (present tense)

The verb avoir means to have.

Here's how to say I have and you have in French:

J'ai un frère.
I have one brother.

Tu as un chien.
You have a dog.

Vous avez trois enfants.
You have three children.

Note that the verb form changes depending on who is acting. 

 

Remember that in French, to say you, you will use either: 

- tu to address one person you know well, i.e. "informal" and "singular"

- vous to address one person in a professional context, or that you don't know well, i.e. "formal" and "singular"
See Tu and vous are used for three types of you

Tu as un chat?
Do you have a cat?

Vous avez un hamster?
Do you have a hamster?

 

Here's a link to the full conjugation of avoir in Présent indicatif:
Conjugate avoir in Le Présent (present tense)

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J'ai un frère.
I have one brother.


Tu as un chat?
Do you have a cat?




Vous avez trois enfants.
You have three children.


Tu as un chien.
You have a dog.


Vous avez un hamster?
Do you have a hamster?


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