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Lesson 6

In this lesson, we are going to learn the conjugation of the verb “AVOIR” (to have) in the present tense, some new vocabulary and some examples of sentences.

avoir to have
j’ai I have
tu as you have
il/elle a he/she has
nous avons we are
vous avez you are
ils/elles ont they have

Be careful  JE  is written J’ when the conjugate verb starts with a vowel or a silent H. It makes the pronunciation smoother and easier.

As we have seen in our lesson 1, spoken French could sound a little different to written French due to the “liaisons”, which are very common. A “liaison” consist of linking a silent consonant at the end of a word to the beginning of the next word when the next word starts with a vowel or a silent H. Some “liaisons” are mandatory, some others could be optional.

It is very important to learn French speaking with the “liaisons.” Otherwise, it will be very hard for you to understand a native French speaker.

Please watch our video for the pronunciation:

New vocabulary:

un chat a cat
un chien a dog
un téléphone a phone
10€ (dix euros) 10 €
un enfant a child
des enfants children
un appartement an apartment
une maison a house


Examples of sentences:

J’ai un chat. I have a cat
Tu as un chien. You have a dog
Il a un téléphone. He has a phone
Elle a 10€. She has 10€
Nous avons un enfant. We have one child
Vous avez des enfants. You have children
Ils ont un appartement. They have an apartment
Elles ont une maison. They have a house



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