Avoir (to have) – French conjugation chart

“Avoir” Unpacked: A Comprehensive French Conjugation Chart

One of the most important verbs in the French language is “avoir” which translates to “to have” in English.

Mastering its conjugation is vital as it not only stands alone as a verb but is also used in numerous French expressions and to form compound tenses.

Here’s a complete conjugation chart of “avoir” in its various tenses and moods.

Present Tense (Le Présent)

  • I have: J’ai
  • You have (singular, informal): Tu as
  • He/She/It has: Il/Elle/On a
  • We have: Nous avons
  • You have (plural or formal): Vous avez
  • They have: Ils/Elles ont

Future Tense (Le Futur Simple)

  • I will have: J’aurai
  • You will have (singular, informal): Tu auras
  • He/She/It will have: Il/Elle/On aura
  • We will have: Nous aurons
  • You will have (plural or formal): Vous aurez
  • They will have: Ils/Elles auront

Imperfect Tense (L’Imparfait)

  • I had: J’avais
  • You had (singular, informal): Tu avais
  • He/She/It had: Il/Elle/On avait
  • We had: Nous avions
  • You had (plural or formal): Vous aviez
  • They had: Ils/Elles avaient

Simple Past (Le Passé Simple)

  • I had: J’eus
  • You had (singular, informal): Tu eus
  • He/She/It had: Il/Elle/On eut
  • We had: Nous eûmes
  • You had (plural or formal): Vous eûtes
  • They had: Ils/Elles eurent

Conditional (Le Conditionnel)

  • I would have: J’aurais
  • You would have (singular, informal): Tu aurais
  • He/She/It would have: Il/Elle/On aurait
  • We would have: Nous aurions
  • You would have (plural or formal): Vous auriez
  • They would have: Ils/Elles auraient

Subjunctive Mood (Le Subjonctif)

  • I may have: Que j’aie
  • You may have (singular, informal): Que tu aies
  • He/She/It may have: Qu’il/elle/on ait
  • We may have: Que nous ayons
  • You may have (plural or formal): Que vous ayez
  • They may have: Qu’ils/elles aient

“Avoir” is an irregular verb, and it doesn’t follow the typical conjugation patterns.

It’s a good idea to practice the conjugations until they become second nature because of its frequent usage in the language.

With regular practice, you will be comfortable using “avoir” in no time. Happy learning!

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