Sentence examples of "avait" in French

Il avait de l'ambition. He had ambition.
George avait le cœur brisé. George was broken-hearted.
Maman avait peur que je me salisse. Mother was afraid I would get dirty.
Elle avait envie de danser. She felt like dancing.
Il avait un stylo dans les mains. He held a pen in his hands.
On a découvert le mensonge de Nixon parce qu'il avait mis son propre bureau sous écoute. Nixon was caught lying because he bugged his own office.
Michel avait le regard indigné. Mike wore an indignant look.
Il avait des cheveux gris. He had gray hair.
Elle avait peur du chien. She was afraid of the dog.
S’il avait suivi son conseil, il aurait réussi. If he had got her advice, he would have succeeded.
Elle est tombée comme si elle avait vu un fantôme. She felt as if she had seen a ghost.
Il avait les mains en l'air. He held up his hands.
Le professeur avait un air sévère. The teacher wore a harsh expression on his face.
Il avait les cheveux longs. He had long hair.
Jessica avait chanté une chanson. Jessica was singing a song.
S'il avait reçu ses conseils, il aurait réussi. If he had got her advice, he would have succeeded.
Comme il avait travaillé plus longtemps que d'habitude, il se sentait fatigué. As he had worked longer than usual, he felt tired.
Le seigneur avait un pouvoir absolu sur ses sujets. The lord held absolute power over his subjects.
La fille avait un ruban jaune dans les cheveux. The girl wore a yellow ribbon in her hair.
Il avait un examen oral. He had an oral exam.
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