Avoir x 4

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Avoir to have is the most important French word. Check Level 1 for a detailed discussion (download the PDF).

If you don’t know (or don’t remember) what j’ai – tu as – il/elle a | nous avons – vous avez – ils/elles ont mean, be patient – you’ll discover it in a few moments. For now just burn the sextets into your brain. If you are new to French, memorize the first two sextets. If you learned French before, memorize them all.

Please believe me: Without these 24 words, you should not start learning French…  🙂

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Présent Imparfait
j’ ai [e] avais [avɛ]
tu as [a] avais [avɛ]
il/elle a [a] avait [avɛ]
nous avons [avɔ̃] avions [avjɔ̃]
vous avez  [ave] aviez [avje]
ils/elles ont [ɔ̃] avaient [avɛ]

 

Futur Conditionnel prés.
j’ aurai [oʁe] aurais [oʁɛ]
tu auras [ɔʁa] aurais [oʁɛ]
il/elle aura [ɔʁa] aurait [oʁɛ]
nous aurons [oʁɔ̃] aurions [oʁjɔ̃]
vous aurez [oʁe] auriez [oʁje]
ils/elles auront [oʁɔ̃] auraient [oʁɛ]

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