"J'ai des robes."

Translation:I have dresses.

April 8, 2018

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The word "have" is "avoir", so why does "have" change to "ai" when joined with "I" ? Is this just one of those 'you have to memorize it' things.


In English, "have" changes to "has" when the subject is 3rd person singular (he, she, it, one, someone, a person, an animal, a thing).

In French, verbs change form or endings with almost all types of subjects (grammatical persons); so you have to learn verbs' conjugations:

The conjugation of the verb "avoir" in present is: j'ai, tu as, il/elle/on a, nous avons, vous avez, ils/elles ont.


How would one say "I have some dresses?" Thanks in advance


The same, unless you would mean "some special dresses", but you really don't need "some" to just mean "more than one".


i have some dresses -> j'ai quelques robes

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