The verb “avere” means “to have” in English. This verb is used for many different purposes in Italian. In this lesson, we cover fifteen uses of this verb with simplified examples.

Two Main Takeaways

  • The Italian verb “avere” is used to talk about age, differently from English.
  • This verb is also used to talk about how we feel, for example: “ho fame” means “I am hungry”, and “ho freddo” means “I am cold”.

Three Action Steps

  • Listen to the Italian lesson with the player above, on Apple Podcasts, or on Spotify.
  • Download this episode’s printable guide. You can find it here.
  • Take the instant-score quiz below to test your understanding of the lesson.

Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #57: The Verbs “Essere” and “Esserci”.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #52: Modal Verbs in Italian.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Italian Verb Blueprint, a guide for conjugating all regular Italian verbs.

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