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J'ai vs Je suis

LauraA0Kwiziq community member

J'ai vs Je suis

Why would saying "Je suis faim" be incorrect, but "J'ai faim" is correct? aren't these both correct to say "I am hungry"?

Asked 1 year ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Bonjour Laura,

This type of question has been discussed many times on this Forum

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/questions/view/i-m-confused-here-why-j-ai-faim-but-not-je-suis-faim

The above link is just one out of many on the subject.

I hope that you will find the answer to your query by studying the link contents. 

Bonne continuation,

Jim

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Since faim is the noun "hunger" and not the adjective "hungry" in French. So you say "I have hunger". 

Kat A0Kwiziq community member

When you use J’ai versus Je

J'ai vs Je suis

Why would saying "Je suis faim" be incorrect, but "J'ai faim" is correct? aren't these both correct to say "I am hungry"?

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