avoir idioms

January 26, 2011 § 1 Comment

to be cold – avoir froid
to be hot – avoir chaud
to be hungry – avoir faim
to be thirsty – avoir soif
to have a cold – avoir un rhume
to have the flu – avoir la grippe
to be right – avoir raison
to be wrong – avoir tort
to be # years old – avoir # ans
to be lucky – avoir de la chance
to be afraid – avoir peur
to be hurt / sick – avoir mal
to want – avoir envie de
to need – avoir besoin de
to be eager to – avoir hâte de

* to use, conjugate “avoir” to match the subject, then put in rest of words
You (informal) are hungry – tu as faim
She is cold – elle a froid
We are hot – nous avons chaud
He is 8 years old – il a 8 ans
I’m wrong – j’ai tort
They are afraid – ils ont peur

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