Imperative phrases in French

Commands Phrases (Imperative 2) in French

Learning imperative phrases in French is important for several reasons:

  1. Everyday Communication: Imperative phrases are used to give direct commands or instructions. Learning them allows you to communicate effectively and efficiently in everyday situations, such as asking someone to do something or giving directions.
  2. Politeness and Etiquette: Understanding and using the appropriate forms of imperative phrases in French is crucial for showing politeness and respect. French culture places importance on proper language usage and knowing how to express commands politely can contribute to positive social interactions.
English French
Open the window. Ouvre la fenêtre.
Please wait. [responsivevoice voice="French Female" rate="0.8" buttontext="►"]Attends, s’il te plaît.
Speak slowly. Parle lentement.
Don’t forget. N’oublie pas.
Sit down. Assieds-toi.
Pay attention. Fais attention.
Take a break. Fais une pause.
Don’t be late. Ne sois pas en retard.
Listen to me. Écoute-moi.
Give me the book. Donne-moi le livre.
Turn off the lights. Éteins les lumières.
Relax and enjoy. Détends-toi et profite.
Don’t touch that. Ne touche pas ça.
Stay quiet. Reste tranquille.
Help me, please. Aide-moi, s’il te plaît.
Come here. Viens ici.
Be careful. Sois prudent(e).
Close the door. Ferme la porte.
Follow me. Suis-moi.
Have a good day. Passe une bonne journée.