avoir / to have

Avoir (to have) is an irregular French verb.

J'ai une question.I have a question.
Tu as un joli sourire.You have a nice smile.

In the compound tenses and moods, avoir is the helping verb for most verbs.

Il a déjà mangé.He has already eaten.
Nous avons vu un fantôme.We saw a ghost.

Take a look at our verb tables for Avoir (to have) conjugations in all tenses and moods, with sound files.

Lessons with more detail on Avoir (to have)

Conjugate avoir - je/tu/vous forms - in the present tense in French (Le Présent)
Conjugate avoir in the present tense in French (Le Présent)
Conjugate avoir in the future tense in French (Le Futur Simple)
Conjugate avoir in the conditional mood in French (Le Conditionnel Présent)
Conjugate avoir (+ avoir) in the compound past in French (Le Passé Composé)
Conjugate irregular être/avoir/savoir in the imperative mood in French (L'Impératif)
Conjugate avoir in the subjunctive mood in French (Le Subjonctif Présent)
Conjugate être/avoir/faire/prendre/vouloir (+ avoir) in the pluperfect tense in French (Le Plus-que-Parfait)
Conjugate avoir/être/faire and other irregular verbs in the future perfect in French (Le Futur Antérieur)
Recognising avoir in the historic past in French (Le Passé Simple)
Conjugate avoir in the historic past in French (Le Passé Simple)
Après avoir fait = After doing in French (auxiliary avoir)
Expressing cause with "Pour (+avoir) fait" = For doing/having done in French
Avoir besoin de = To need (French Expressions with avoir)
Avoir chaud/froid = To be hot/cold (French Expressions with avoir)
Avoir envie de = To feel like, want to (French Expressions with avoir)
Avoir faim/soif = To be hungry/thirsty (French Expressions with avoir)
Avoir l'habitude de = To be in the habit of, to tend to (French Expressions with avoir)
Avoir mal (à) = To be in pain, to hurt somewhere (French Expressions with avoir)
Avoir du mal à/avec = To have trouble, to struggle to/with (French Expressions with avoir)
Avoir [nombre] ans = To be [number] years old (French Expressions with avoir)
Avoir peur de = To be afraid/scared of (French Expressions with avoir)
Avoir raison/tort/de la chance = To be right/wrong/lucky (French Expressions with avoir)
Avoir un exam = To pass an exam (French Expressions with avoir)
N'avoir plus de = To have none left (French Negations)
Demeurer can be used with avoir or être in compound tenses depending on its meaning in French (Le Passé Composé)
Descendre can be used with avoir or être in compound tenses depending on its meaning in French (Le Passé Composé)
Entrer can be used with avoir or être in compound tenses depending on its meaning in French (Le Passé Composé)
Monter can be used with avoir or être in Le Passé Composé depending on its meaning in French
Passer can be used with avoir or être in compound tenses depending on its meaning in French (Le Passé Composé)
Rentrer can be used with avoir or être in compound tenses depending on its meaning in French (Le Passé Composé)
Repasser can be used with avoir or être in compound tenses depending on its meaning in French (Le Passé Composé)
Retourner can be used with avoir or être in compound tenses depending on its meaning in French (Le Passé Composé)
Sortir can be used with avoir or être in Le Passé Composé depending on its meaning in French

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