L'Impératif - the Imperative mood - is used to express commands, instructions and advice.
e.g. "Give me this!", "Listen carefully!"
Learn how to conjugate regular verbs in L'Impératif Présent in French
In French, L'Impératif has three main characteristics:
- There are only 3 persons in L'Impératif: tu, nous, vous since you only issue commands to 'you' or 'us/we'.
- Like in English, the subject pronoun is dropped in L'Impératif.
- The verb is at the same form as in Le Présent for tu, nous and vous:
ATTENTION: Case of -ER verbs
Note that for all verbs ending in -ER (including aller), the -s is dropped at the end of the tu form.
The other forms (nous and vous) are regular.
Here are more -ER examples:
Forming simple negative commands with the imperative mood in French (L'Impératif)
Conjugate reflexive verbs in the imperative mood in French (L'Impératif) - affirmative commands
Conjugate irregular être/avoir/savoir in the imperative mood in French (L'Impératif)
Me becomes moi in affirmative commands in the imperative mood (L'Impératif) in French
And the more advanced:
Using French adverbial pronoun "y" in affirmative commands in the imperative mood (L'Impératif) in French
Using French adverbial pronoun "en" in affirmative commands in the imperative mood (L'Impératif) in French
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Examples and resources
Juste au cas où... Bonjour les traces de pneu !Put on clean underwear!
Just in case... Hellooo skid marks!