to HAVE is to BE – Today’s French

How To Say Pellet In French

Tu AS raison, nous AURONS chaud car les pellets sont arrivés

You have probably learned that AVOIR means ‘to HAVE’.

Well, rethink your French: here is a list of French expressions with AVOIR – to HAVE normally, where the English translation is actually ‘to BE’.

  1. avoir X ans …. to be X years old
  2. avoir chaud …. to be hot/warm[1]
  3. avoir de la chance, veine, du pot …. to be fortunate, to be lucky
  4. avoir faim …. to be hungry
  5. avoir froid …. to be cold[2]
  6. avoir honte …. to be ashamed
  7. avoir peur …. to be afraid
  8. avoir raison …. to be right
  9. avoir soif …. to be thirsty
  10. avoir tort …. to be wrong

[1] être chaud/e is ‘to be game for’, or ‘to be sexually aroused’

[2] être froid/e is ‘to appear unenthusiastic’

CONTINUE HERE

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Exercice – Practice

Translate the sentences from one column to another. From French to English (la version) is easier, from English to French (la thèse) a bit more challenging.
Traduisez les phrases d’une colonne à une autre. Du français en anglais (la version) est plus facile, de l’anglais au français (la thèse) un peu plus difficile.

  1. Je suis grognon car j’ai chaud, j’ai faim et j’ai soif.
  2. Ils ont froid l’hiver.
  3. Vous n’avez pas honte ?
    1. Est-ce que vous n’avez pas honte ?
    2. N’avez-vous pas honte ?
  1. I am a grouch because I am hot, I am hungry and I am thirsty.
  2. They are cold in the winter.
  3. Aren’t you guys ashamed?
Continue to learn French – Continuez le français

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