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.
|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:
|un chat||a cat|
|un chien||a dog|
|un téléphone||a phone|
|10€ (dix euros)||10 €|
|un enfant||a child|
|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|