J'habite à [city] = I live in [city]

Look at these questions:

Informal/singular questions:

Où habites-tu ?
Where do you live?

Tu habites où ?
Where do you live?

Formal/plural questions:

Où habitez-vous ?
Where do you live?

Vous habitez où ?
Where do you live?

Note that there are different ways to ask a question in French.

Now look at these answers:

J'habite à Paris.
I live in Paris.

J'habite à Londres.
I live in London.

J'habite à Atlanta.
I live in Atlanta.

To say which city you live in in French, you can use the verb habiter (to live [somewhere]) as such:

J'habite à + [city]

Note that je (= I) becomes j' in front of the mute h of habite.
See also Je becomes j' with verbs beginning with a vowel (elision) 

 

See more complex cases in Using 'à' (to/in) and 'de' (from/of) with cities (prepositions) 

See also the more advanced lesson on how to conjugate all six forms of habiter in Le Présent:
Conjugate regular -er verbs in Le Présent (present tense) 

Learn more about these related French grammar topics

Examples and resources

J'habite à Londres.
I live in London.


Où habitez-vous ?
Where do you live?


J'habite à Paris.
I live in Paris.


Où habites-tu ?
Where do you live?


Vous habitez où ?
Where do you live?


J'habite à Hambourg.
I live in Hamburg.


J'habite à Lille.
I live in Lille.


J'habite à Atlanta.
I live in Atlanta.



Tu habites où ?
Where do you live?


Q&A

Alaa

Kwiziq community member

7 March 2019

1 reply

I was reminded Im supposed to say a before I mention the place.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

8 March 2019

8/03/19

Et oui!

O

Kwiziq community member

3 March 2019

4 replies

J’habite aux Etats-Unis en Florida. Is this correct?

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

4 March 2019

4/03/19

Hi O,

J'habite aux Etats-Unis en Floride....

O

Kwiziq community member

4 March 2019

4/03/19

Merci beaucoup, Cécile. 

Je suis très nouveau pour parler Français. 

By the way, do you know of any links that discusses the appropriate use of the verb “are”?

I get confused about how and when to use sont, sommes, ètre, ect..

 I wish to learn the difference. 

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

5 March 2019

5/03/19

Hi O,

The verb to be is être in French.

Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/conjugate-etre-in-le-present-present-tense

O

Kwiziq community member

5 March 2019

5/03/19

Ahh… c’est beau, merci Cécile!

Marshaline

Kwiziq community member

2 March 2019

2 replies

how do i say I live in Jamaica

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

3 March 2019

3/03/19

Hi Marshaline,

It would be -

J’abite en Jamaïque...

Marshaline

Kwiziq community member

4 March 2019

4/03/19

Merci

Haloui

Kwiziq community member

25 January 2019

4 replies

How we say in french she live in...

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

26 January 2019

26/01/19

Elle habite à...

Haloui

Kwiziq community member

26 January 2019

26/01/19

Merci 

Cilla

Kwiziq community member

3 February 2019

3/02/19

Elle habit à

Ahlam

Kwiziq community member

12 February 2019

12/02/19

Elle habit à londres.

Kiragu

Kwiziq community member

8 January 2019

2 replies

How do I say "I live in a city"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

8 January 2019

8/01/19

Bonjour Kiragu !

To express the general sentence "I live in a city" in French, you'll say:

J'habite dans une ville.

Bonne journée !

Kiragu

Kwiziq community member

8 January 2019

8/01/19

Thanks. I live in Kenya

Kiragu

Kwiziq community member

8 January 2019

1 reply

J'habite Kiragu

Chris

Kwiziq community member

9 January 2019

9/01/19

If your name is Kiragu then you would say, Je m'appelle Kiragu.

pelin

Kwiziq community member

29 December 2018

1 reply

Ou habite elle ?

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

29 December 2018

29/12/18

Do you have a question Pelin?

William

Kwiziq community member

27 December 2018

1 reply

How do I say "I live in a city"?

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

29 December 2018

29/12/18

Hi William,

 It would be simply -

'J'habite dans une (grande) ville'.

 

Roy

Kwiziq community member

13 December 2018

2 replies

J'habite à Toronto en Canada. Est-ce vrai?

Chris

Kwiziq community member

13 December 2018

13/12/18

J'habite à Toronto au Canada.

Canada ist masculine and therefore uses au. You can find more on this here:

Using en with feminine countries and au(x) with masculine countries to say in or to (prepositions)

Lanellechikwaira

Kwiziq community member

22 December 2018

22/12/18

faux

Sami

Kwiziq community member

12 December 2018

2 replies

à et en

J'habite à Alexandrie en Egypte.

Chris

Kwiziq community member

13 December 2018

13/12/18

Yes, that sounds correct.

Sami

Kwiziq community member

13 December 2018

13/12/18

Merci pour la réponse, Prof. Bonne soirée.
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