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Pronunciation: /hæv; həv/

Translation of have in French:


  • 1 (possess) avoir she has (got) a dog elle a un chien I haven't (got) enough time je n'ai pas assez de temps
  • 2 (with noun object) to have a wash se laver to have a sandwich manger un sandwich to have a whisky boire un whisky to have a cigarette fumer une cigarette to have breakfast prendre le petit déjeuner to have lunch déjeuner I had some more cake j'ai repris du gâteau
  • 3 (receive, get) recevoir [letter] I've had no news from him je n'ai pas eu de nouvelles de lui to let sb have sth donner qch à qn
  • 5 (exert, exhibit) avoir [effect, influence]; avoir [courage, courtesy] (to do de faire)
  • 6 (spend) passer to have a nice day passer une journée agréable to have a good time bien s'amuser to have a hard time traverser une période difficile to have a good holiday (BrE) or vacation (AmE) passer de bonnes vacances
  • 7
    (also have got)
    I've got letters to write j'ai du courrier à faire I've got a lot of work to do j'ai beaucoup de travail
  • 8 (suffer) avoir to have (the) flu/a heart attack avoir la grippe/une crise cardiaque to have toothache avoir mal aux dents he had his car stolen il s'est fait voler sa voiture she has had her windows broken on lui a cassé ses vitres
  • 9 (cause to be done) to have the car fixed faire réparer la voiture to have the house painted faire peindre la maison to have one's hair cut se faire couper les cheveux to have an injection se faire faire une piqûre
  • 10 (cause to become) she had them completely baffled elle les a complètement déroutés I had it finished by 5 o'clock je l'avais fini avant 5 heures
  • 11 (allow) tolérer I won't have this kind of behaviour! je ne tolérerai pas ce comportement!

modal aux

  • (must) I have to leave il faut que je parte, je dois partir something has (got) to be done il faut faire quelque chose you don't have to leave so early tu n'as pas besoin de or tu n'es pas obligé de partir si tôt

v aux

  • 1 avoir; (with movement and reflexive verbs) être she has lost her bag elle a perdu son sac she has already left elle est déjà partie he has hurt himself il s'est blessé having finished his breakfast, he went out après avoir fini son petit déjeuner, il est sorti
  • 2 (in tags, short answers) you've seen the film, haven't you? tu as vu le film, n'est-ce pas? you haven't seen the film, have you? tu n'as pas vu le film? you haven't seen my bag, have you? tu n'as pas vu mon sac, par hasard? ‘have you seen him?’—‘yes, I have’ ‘est-ce que tu l'as vu?’—‘oui’ ‘you've never met him’—‘yes I have!’ ‘tu ne l'as jamais rencontré’—‘mais si!’
  • 3 (if) had I known, I wouldn't have bought it si j'avais su, je ne l'aurais pas acheté


I've had it (up to here) with…

[fam] j'en ai marre de… [fam]

to have it in for sb

she doesn't have it in her to do

elle est incapable de faire

to have it out with sb

s'expliquer avec qn

the haves and the have-nots

les riches et les pauvres

Phrasal verbs

have on

porter [coat, skirt] he had (got) nothing on il n'avait rien sur lui 1.1to have sth on (be busy) avoir qch de prévu 1.2to have sb on [fam] faire marcher qn [fam]

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