French Vocabulary: Idiomatic Expressions with AVOIR

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Idiomatic Expressions with AVOIR le vocabulaire français: des expressions idiomatiques avec AVOIR Idioms are fixed expressions with a figurative meaning. Learn to use idioms with AVOIR to sound more like a native speaker of French. Review: LEAF French Grammar: The Verb AVOIR – Basics Study: avoir bonne / mauvaise mine to […]

French Grammar: Expressing Necessity and Obligation with AVOIR BESOIN DE

… Identify: French Grammar: Expressing Necessity and Obligation with AVOIR BESOIN DE la grammaire française: la nécessité et l’obligation avec AVOIR BESOIN DE There are many words and phrases in French that express necessity and obligation.  One of the most common ways to express this is by using the phrase AVOIR BESOIN DE. Study: There […]

French Vocabulary: Describing Hair and Eyes (with AVOIR)

Identify: French Vocabulary: Describing Hair and Eyes (with AVOIR) le vocabulaire français: les descriptions des cheveux et des yeux (avec le verbe AVOIR) Adjectives are words that describe people, places, and things. Use these terms to describe yourself and other people around the world. Study: Often, a conjugated form of the verb AVOIR is used […]

French Grammar: The Verb AVOIR – Verb Conjugation Chart

… AVOIR : TO HAVE Infinitive AVOIR Conjugation IRREGULAR Present Participle AYANT Past Participle EU … Simple Tenses, Indicative Mood: Présent Imparfait Passé Simple Futur je  (j’)ai  (j’)avais  (j’)eus (j’)aurai tu  as  avais  eus auras il / elle / on  a  avait  eut aura nous  avons  avions  eûmes aurons vous  avez  aviez  eûtes aurez ils […]

French Vocabulary: Emotions and States with AVOIR

Identify: French Vocabulary: Emotions and States with AVOIR le vocabulaire français: les emotions et les états d’esprit avec avoir Terms for a wide variety of feelings or states of being. Use AVOIR expressions to convey feelings and mental states. Study: Just because someone is from a different country, or speaks a different language, doesn’t mean […]

French Grammar: Passé Composé with AVOIR – Irregular Verbs

Identify: French Grammar: Passé Composé with AVOIR – Irregular Verbs la grammaire française: le passé compose avec AVOIR –- les verbes irréguliers When speaking about the past in English, you choose which past tense to use depending on the context and the meaning you wish to convey. In French sentences, you choose which past tense you use depending only […]

French Grammar: Passé Composé with AVOIR – Regular ER/IR/RE Verbs

Identify: French Grammar: Passé Composé with AVOIR – Regular ER/IR/RE Verbs la grammaire française: le passé compose avec AVOIR – les verbes en ER/IR/RE réguliers When speaking about the past in English, you choose which past tense to use depending on the context and the meaning you wish to convey. In French sentences, you choose which past tense you […]

French Grammar: The Verb AVOIR with Possession

Identify: French Grammar: The Verb AVOIR with Possession la grammaire française : le verbe AVOIR avec la possession The verb AVOIR means “to have”. It shows possession! Study: French Grammar: The Verb AVOIR – Verb Conjugation Chart The verb AVOIR means “to have”.  It shows possession. J’ai un livre de français. I have a French […]

French Grammar: The Verb AVOIR with Age

Identify: French Grammar: The Verb AVOIR with Age la grammaire française : le verbe AVOIR avec l’âge The verb AVOIR means “to have”. It shows possession! There are also a number of other expressions that use AVOIR to communicate different types of physical and emotional states. In French, the verb AVOIR is also used to […]

French Grammar: The Verb AVOIR – Basics

… Identify: French Grammar: The Verb AVOIR – Basics la grammaire française : une introduction au verbe AVOIR The verb AVOIR means “to have”. It shows possession! The verb AVOIR also is used for many different kinds of expressions in French. Study: The verb AVOIR means “to have” (I have, you have, he/she has …). It […]

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