The Imperative Commands in French French 1, Chapter 6
Commands in French • Just like in English, when you give a command to someone in French, you do NOT use a subject before the verb. • EX: Eat your vegetables! Mange teslégumes!
Command Forms • Commands come in only 3 subjects: • Tu = you (s.) do something • Vous = you all (or formal) do something • Nous = Let’s do something
Conjugations: • For –er verbs (including the irregular verb aller), the tu command form will drop the –s. • EX: tumanges • Mangeles fruits! -Ir and –Re verbs are normal in tu command forms: EX: Tu finis Finis tes devoirs! EX: Tu bois Bois un chocolatchaud!
EXAMPLES • Écoute le professeur! (you) Listen to the teacher! • Écoutez le professeur! (you all) Listen to the teacher! • Écoutons le professeur! Let’s listen to the teacher!