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avoir

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French

Etymology

From Old French aveir < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] habēre, present active infinitive of habeō (have, hold, possess)

Pronunciation

Noun

avoir m. (plural avoirs)

  1. asset, possession

Verb

avoir

  1. (transitive) to have (to own)
    Je veux avoir 20 dollars - I want to have 20 dollars
  2. (intransitive) to have to
    Il va avoir à faire les courses. - He will have to do the shopping.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to have (auxiliary verb to form compound past tenses of most verbs)
    j'ai parlé - I have spoken
  4. To be; to be aged (speaking of age)
    Elle va avoir 19 ans. - She will be 19 [years old]

Conjugation

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