Updated: Sep 17, 2018
Salut chers amis (Hello dear friends)!
It is another beautiful day and another wonderful moment with Ma Petite France. If you are just joining us for the first time, this is French Grammar for Beginners on Ma Petite France. You can do well to check our previous grammar classes to get yourself updated on how far we've gone.
Last week, we saw how to conjugate and use the verb "être - to be" in French. Today on French Grammar for Beginners, we will be considering another important verb which is "avoir - to have". We will be learning how to use this verb in present tense form. So, Grab your cup of coffee and follow the class through with all diligence, paying attention to details.
Let's quickly see how this verb is conjugated in present tense.
J'ai = I have
Tu as = You have
Il a = He has
Elle a = She has
Nous avons = We have
Vous avez = You have
Ils/Elles ont = They have
*note: when <<Je>> is placed in front of a verb that starts with a vowel or "h", it becomes << J' >>.
The verb "avoir" has numerous uses in French which includes its necessity in conjugating compound tenses in French. However, for the sake of this class, we would just state a few necessary ones for us at this level.
1. To talk about what one possesses