Quiz error?

E.S.A1Kwiziq community member

Quiz error?

In a quiz my answer to "You [formal] are cold" was "Vous êtes froid" but it was marked wrong with the correct answer supposed to be Vous avez froid.   Contradictions the lesson entirely !

Asked 2 years ago
NicoleA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect answer

The correct answer is Vous avez froid. Your using the irregular verb avoir.

J'ai

Tu as

Il/Elle a 

Nous avons

Vous avez

Ils/ Elles not

Avoir chaud / froid = To be hot / cold

 

Here is a link https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/conjugate-avoir-jai-tu-as-vous-avez-in-le-present-present-tense

 

NicoleA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Also see this link as well.

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/avoir-lesson/

RomanA1Kwiziq community member

I would add that it is indeed the case in french that one "has" cold, or heat, or thirst, etc... I don't purport to be an expert, but I think to say in french that, quite literally, one _is_ cold would be to say that one is literally _the cold_ and not that they are afflicted with coldness.

Quiz error?

In a quiz my answer to "You [formal] are cold" was "Vous êtes froid" but it was marked wrong with the correct answer supposed to be Vous avez froid.   Contradictions the lesson entirely !

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