Avoir Present Tense Conjugation

Use the chart, examples, and video below to learn how to conjugate avoir in the present tense.

Avoir: Present Tense Conjugation Chart

j' ai
tu as
il/elle/on a
nous avons
vous avez
ils/elles ont

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Examples: how to conjugate avoir in present tense

Here are some examples of conjugating avoir in present form:

Patron, j'ai une idée.

Boss, I have an idea.

Non, il a deux roues.

No, it has two wheels.

Parallèlement, ils ont accès aux ressources éducatives.

At the same time, they have access to educational resources.


  • Avoir is a highly irregular verb, making it trickier to learn.
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Here's a reminder of what the French personal pronouns mean:

  • je = I
  • tu = you (singular informal)
  • il/elle = he/she
  • on = we (formal)
  • nous = we (informal)
  • vous= you (singular formal OR plural (both formal and informal))
  • ils/elles = they

How to conjugate avoir in the present tense - recommended video:

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See how to conjugate avoir in other tenses:

Conjugate avoir in the passé composé

Conjugate avoir in the imperfect

Conjugate avoir in the future

Conjugate avoir in the subjunctive