How to say I'm hungry in French
I have always been taught to say
Je suis faim
Now, one of my teachers says to say
I have done some research on the Internet, and it turns out that J'ai faim is actually the technically correct version, however Duo accepts "Je suis faim."
So would it be Je suis or J'ai?
I personally think it is odd to say "I have hunger," but hey, learning languages has some twists and turns.
What do you think?
French is my mother tongue, the correct answer is " j'ai faim". when we try to translate other languages many things are strange it's like in English you say " I'll have a coffee" for French and Spanish people that sounds really wrong in France or In spain we take a coffee and that doesn't mean we are stealing it
Duolingo uses "J'ai" before other adjectives too. Like in the skill Adjectives 1, Duolingo teaches the phrase "J'ai chaude" as well as the phrase "Nous avons chaude." Strangly though, Duolingo also teaches the phrase "Il EST chaude" in the same lesson. Why the inconsistency? I have no idea, but I thought it would just be interesting to share what I found out.
The proper use of être and avoir is important. My wife and I were in Paris last month, dining at a café in the Tuileries Garden. The waiter wanted to know if we were finished eating so he could clear our plates. My wife replied, "Oui, je suis fini," to which the waiter smiled and replied, "Non, j'ai fini. Je suis fini..." and thereupon made a croaking noise, stuck out his tongue, and drew his extended finger across his throat. It was an unforgettable French lesson.
Yeah, this story made me laugh hard, too. The first lingot I've ever given away!