Avoir faim/soif = To be hungry/thirsty (French Expressions with avoir)

In French, you use a specific expression to say if you are hungry or thirsty: "avoir faim/soif".

To be hungry/thirsty in French

Look at these examples:

J'ai faim.I am hungry.

Tu as soif.You are thirsty.

Vous avez faim, les enfants?You are hungry, kids?

The verb avoir (to have) is used to express hunger and thirst (and not être to be - as in English).

In French, we literally say I have hunger / I have thirst.

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Examples and resources

J'ai faim.I am hungry.
Tu as soif.You are thirsty.
Vous avez faim, les enfants?You are hungry, kids?
J'ai très faim aujourd'hui.I'm very hungry today.
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