"Vous avez des frères et sœurs ?" means: Are you brothers and sisters? .... Can someone please explain why avoir is used and not être. ..... Thanks

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Michael

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14 December 2018

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"Vous avez des frères et sœurs ?" means: Are you brothers and sisters? .... Can someone please explain why avoir is used and not être. ..... Thanks

This question relates to:
French lesson "Conjugate avoir (j'ai, tu as, vous avez) in Le Présent (present tense)"

Shrey

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15 December 2018

15/12/18

Hi Michael,

The sentence 'Vous avez des frères et sœurs ?' actually means " Do you have brothers and sisters ? "

The verb 'avoir' is used here which means "to  have".

For the sentence 'Are you brothers and sisters?' , the French translation would be as "Êtes-vous frères et sœurs ? "

- Varsha

 

Michael

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17 December 2018

17/12/18

Thank you.

Maria Ynmaculada

Kwiziq community member

8 February 2019

8/02/19

Merci !

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