Avoir chaud / froid = To be hot / cold

Look at these cases:

J'ai chaud. I'm hot.

informal:
Tu as froid?Are you cold?
 

The verb avoir (to have) is used to express being cold and hot (and not être / to be as in English), effectively "I have hot"!

Note that even if the person is female, the masculine adjective chaud is used, not chaude :
you cannot say J'ai chaude.

 

 

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Tu as froid?Are you cold?
J'ai chaud. I'm hot.
Vous avez froidYou are cold
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