as or es

DeletedA1Kwiziq community member

as or es

Tu es means “you are”

So when you ask someone Are you hungry?

It should be 

Tu es faim?

But why are we saying?

Tu as faim?

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Selvi,

In French, we use 'avoir' ( and not être) for expressing thirst, cold, hunger, fear, etc.

so it will be -

tu as faim? = are you hungry?

tu as froid? are you cold?

tu as soif? = are you thirsty?

tu as peur? = are you frightened?

Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/avoir-faim-soif-to-be-hungry-thirsty

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The French way to ask whether you are hungry is literally "do you have hunger?".

Tasneem A1Kwiziq community member

It is like saying "Do you have hunger or do you possess fear?"

RasikaA1Kwiziq community member

becoz in french have verb is mostly used.

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as or es

Tu es means “you are”

So when you ask someone Are you hungry?

It should be 

Tu es faim?

But why are we saying?

Tu as faim?

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