How to say I am thirsty in French: J'ai soif

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J’ai soif

Learning French for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say I am thirsty in French: J'ai soif
Say it out loud: “zhay swahf

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Some more helpful words in our French More Dining Basics category:

...some (of) – …un peu de  (…oon puh doo)
...this/that – …cette  (…set)
all done – ça suffit  (seh soo fee)
another – un autre  (ah no truh)
Bon appétit! – Bon appétit!  (boan ah pay tee)
can I have…? – puis-je avoir...?  (pee jhay vwah…?)
can I see…? – puis-je voir…?  (peej vwah…?)
can we have...? – pouvons-nous avoir...?  (poo vahn noo suh vwah...?)
can we see ...? – peut-on voir…?  (peh tahn vwah…?)
Cheers! – À votre santé  (ah' voe tray sahn tray)
Eat! Eat! – manger!  (mahn jhay!)
I am hungry – J'ai faim  (zhay fah)
I am thirsty – J'ai soif  (zhay swahf)
I ate – j'ai mangé  (jhay mahn jhay)
I would like… – je voudrais…  (jhay voo draw…)
we ate – nous avons mangé  (noo zuh vahn mahn jhay)
we ate well! – nous avons bien mangé  (noo zuh vahn bee ahn mahn jhay)
we would like… – nous aimerions…  (noo zay mehr ee ohn…)

And here’s how to say I am thirsty in other languages!

Arabic–Ana 'Atshan  (ana hat shan)
Chinese–Wǒ Kě Le  (Wo Kuh Luh)
Croatian–Ja sam žedan  (ya sahm zhay dun)
Czech–mám žízeň  (mahm zyee zehn)
Finnish–Minulla on jano  (Mi null lah on ya noh)
French–J'ai soif  (zhay swahf)
German–Ich habe durst  (iHk ha bay durst)
Italian–ho sete  (ōh say tay)
Japanese–Nodo Ga Kawaki Mashita  (Noh Doh Gah Kah Wah Kee Mah Shee Tah)
Korean–Mokmallayo.  (Mok Mal La Yo.)
Polish–Jestem spragniony  (Ye'stem spraq neeo' ny)
Portuguese–Estou Com Sede  (ehs tow kohm se jee)
Russian–Ya hochu pit'  (Ya hah choo peet)
Spanish–tengo sed  (tango sehd)
Swahili–nahisi kiu  (nah hee see kee uh)
Thai–Hio Nam  (hee-ew nahm)
Turkish–i susadım  (ee soo sah dim)
Vietnamese–Tôi Khát  (Toy Khah)

How do you ask for a glass of water or drink from your host in French? Just say, "I am thirsty" (J'ai soif). To select the drink you would like, learn their names in French by getting instant access to the French Language Set.

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