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Salut, je m'appelle Ingrid. Hi everybody! I’m Ingrid.
Welcome to FrenchPod101.com’s “Le français en 3 minutes”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn French.
In the last lesson, we learned how to talk about age using the verb avoir, “to have.”
You can probably guess that avoir can also used to talk about things you own. That will be the topic of today’s lesson.
As-tu une voiture? “Do you have a car?”
[slowly] As-tu une voiture?
Let’s take a closer look at this question.
As-tu, means “Do you have”. You can see that avoir has been conjugated to As.
Une voiture, means “a car”
So if you *do* have a car, how can you answer this question?
Just turn the verb avoir into the 1st person—it’s really simple! You did it during the last lesson to talk about your age, remember?
“How old are you?” is Quel âge as-tu?
And we answered with J’ai...
So in this case, we go from As-tu une voiture? to
J’ai une voiture. “I have a car.”
[slowly] J’ai une voiture.
So say for example, that a classmate wants to borrow a pen from you. He might ask, As-tu un stylo? Which is “Do you have a pen?”
If you only have a red pen, you can answer J’ai un stylo rouge. “I have a red pen.”
Okay, so now let’s look at the FORMAL way to ask someone if he or she has something.
Instead of As-tu, you’ll start with “Avez-vous”, to mean “do you have”. For example...
Avez-vous une voiture? “Do you have a car?”
[slowly] Avez-vous une voiture?
Now it’s time for Ingrid’s tips.
If you want to sound really natural when asking if someone has something, you can use the word non. Here’s an example.
As-tu un chien non? This literally means “You have a dog, no?”
You just add the little word non after the sentence. It makes the whole sentence sound like a question.
In recent lessons, we have learned about the verbs être, to be, and avoir, to have.
Next time we’ll learn how to use these two verbs in their negative forms in order to say “I’m not” and “I don’t have”.
Did you know that to turn a verb into the negative form in French, you just have to add two little words?
I'll be waiting for you with the answer in the next Le français en 3 minutes.
A bientôt!

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Hi listeners! What do you have near you?

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Saturday at 5:31 pm
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Bonjour Breno et merci pour votre commentaire !


"Tu as une voiture ?" est correct mais se dit à l'oral.

A l'écrit c'est mieux " As-tu une voiture ?". C'est la forme correcte de l'interrogation.


Bon week-end !

Marie Alice

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BRENO MARTINS
Saturday at 1:06 am
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Bonjour,


J'ai une tasse à café. J'adore le café pour etudier. ?


I have a question:

can I ask "Tu as une voiture?" ? If it's correct, would it sound more naturally?


Merci beaucoup!

Gloria
Tuesday at 11:21 am
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Merci beaucoup Marie Alice.

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Saturday at 7:01 am
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Bonjour Gloria !


C'est tout à fait ça ! Il faut dire : "j'ai raison" ou sinon "je suis correct" :sunglasses:

Merci pour votre commentaire


Bon week-end !

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Gloria
Monday at 2:19 pm
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C'est très interessant. I am wrong. (I have fault.) J'ai tort. Il est comme l'espagnol.

J'ai une question. J'écris “J'ai raison.” (I have reason.) comme l'espagnol plutôt que I am right. non?


(That is very interesting. I am wrong. (I have fault.) J'ai tort. It's like Spanish.

I have a question. Do I write “J'ai raison.” (I have reason.) instead of I am right. as in Spanish?)

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Wednesday at 1:30 am
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Bonjour John !


Merci pour votre commentaire !

Un hibou ? Vous avez vraiment un hibou chez vous ?


Bonne journée

Marie Alice

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John
Thursday at 7:42 am
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J'ai un hibou pres de moi!

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Thursday at 12:49 am
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Hello Lauren,


Thank you for your comment !


"As" (from the verb avoir) means only "have".

J'ai / Tu as / Il, elle a / Nous avons / Vous avez / Ils, elles ont

In French we say "avoir tort " (to be wrong) and not "être tort".

That's why !


I hope evrything is clear !

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Marie Alice

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lauren
Saturday at 3:07 am
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Can the word "as" mean both have and are, like in the example sentences ..." Tu AS tort de mentir" ( you ARE in fault to lie) and "Tu AS mon stylo" (you HAVE my pen) ?