French All-in-One For Dummies
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Many common French expressions use the verb avoir (to have), whereas their English translation is the verb to be. Here are some avoir expressions you should know:

  • avoir l’air (to appear)

  • avoir . . . ans (to be . . . years old)

  • avoir besoin de (to need)

  • avoir de la chance (to be lucky)

  • avoir la chance de (to be lucky to)

  • avoir chaud (to be hot)

  • avoir envie (to feel like)

  • avoir faim (to be hungry)

  • avoir froid (to be cold)

  • avoir l’habitude de (to be accustomed to)

  • avoir l’intention de (to intend to)

  • avoir mal (to hurt/be in pain)

  • avoir peur (to be afraid)

  • avoir raison (to be right)

  • avoir soif (to be thirsty)

  • avoir sommeil (to be sleepy)

  • avoir tort (to be wrong)

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