avoir l'air

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.vwaʁ l‿ɛʁ/

Verb[edit]

avoir l'air

  1. to seem, look, appear
    Ce mec a l'air fort.
    This guy looks strong.

Usage notes[edit]

Adjectives following this phrase may either agree with the subject, treating it as a verb like paraître, or agree with the masculine singular noun air. The former approach is more common, especially in reference to inanimate objects.