They would be lucky: "ils auraeints de la chance"


Kwiziq community member

18 September 2017

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They would be lucky: "ils auraeints de la chance"

I saw the avoir verb used here: "ils auraeints de la chance." Why not use etre ("would be"): Ils seraient de la chance. Is it a rule that the avoir verb always used with luck versus the etre verb?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Conjugate avoir in le Conditionnel Présent (conditional mood)"


Kwiziq community member

19 September 2017


Bonsoir Helen, This question continues to pop-up de temps en temps. While in English we say «he/she is lucky» using the French equivalent of «être»; however, if you want to say that someone is lucky, you must use the verb «avoir». This is one a several French idioms with the verb «avoir». So, here is the lesson about these idioms: In fact, here is another link on this site with several more French idioms: In fact, in order to say that «they would be lucky» as in «they would be lucky playing the Lotto» one would state «ils auraient de la chance de jouer au Loto». J'espère que ma réponse vous aidera. Bonne chance et bonne continuation dans vos études en français, la langue de Molière et qui a été utilisé par le monde depuis l’époque d’Hugues Capet


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9 June 2018


i believe so. « Avoir de la chance »= to be lucky. 

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