Imperative

French Lesson 16 (Imperative and Places)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 16th lesson teaches the French imperative form. In addition you will find a vocabulary list about places and household objects. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at French Classes.

Imperative

Knowing the imperative form in French is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to ask someone to do something, and clarify what you want done.

Below is a list of 20 imperative forms and expressions that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, French, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

The Imperative in French

Imperative French Audio
Go!Allez-y!
Stop!Arrêtez!
Don't Go!N'allez pas!
Stay!Restez!
Leave!Sortez!
Come here!Venez ici!
Go there!Allez-y!
Enter (the room)!Entrez!
Speak!Parlez!
Be quiet!Taisez-vous!
Turn rightTournez à droite
Turn leftTournez à gauche
Go straightAllez tout droit
Wait!Attendez!
Let's go!Allons-y!
Be careful!Faîtes attention!
Sit down!Asseyez-vous!
Let me show you!Laissez-moi vous montrer!
Listen!Écoutez!
Write it down!Notez-le!

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Vocabulary List about Places

Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.

Places in French

Places French Audio
BankLa banque
BeachLa plage
DesertLe désert
EarthLa Terre
ForestLa forêt
GardenLe jardin
HospitalL'hôpital
IslandL'île
LakeLe lac
MoonLa lune
MountainLa montagne
RiverLa rivière
SeaLa mer
SkyLe ciel
StarsLes étoiles
SunLe soleil
I can see the starsJe vois les étoiles
I want to go to the beachJe veux aller à la plage
The moon is full tonightIl y a pleine lune ce soir
This is a beautiful gardenQuel beau jardin!

Vocabulary List about Household Terms

Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.

Places in French

Household French Audio
BedLe lit
BedroomLa chambre
CarpetLa moquette
CeilingLe plafond
ChairLa chaise
Computerl'ordinateur
DeskLe bureau
Doorla porte
FurnitureLes meubles
HouseLa maison
KitchenLa cuisine
RefrigeratorLe frigo
RoofLe toit
RoomLa pièce
Stovela cuisinière
TableLa table
TelevisionLa télévision
ToiletLes toilettes
WallLe mur
WindowLa fenêtre

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Daily Conversation in French

Finally, here are some common expressions used to offer good wishes to someone. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our French Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in French

English French Audio
Can you close the door?Peux-tu fermer la fenêtre?
Can you open the window?Peux-tu ouvrir la fenêtre?
I need to use the computerJe dois utiliser l'ordinateur
I need to use the toiletPuis-je aller aux toilettes?
I'm watching televisionJe regarde la télé
This room is very bigCette chambre est très grande
Holiday WishesBonnes vacances
Good luck!Bonne chance!
Happy birthday!Joyeux anniversaire!
Happy new year!Bonne année!
Merry Christmas!Joyeux noël!
Congratulations!Félicitations!
Enjoy! (before eating)Bon appétit!
Bless you (when sneezing)À vos souhaits
Best wishes!meilleurs vœux

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞ ‒Rita Mae Brown

Congratulations! You finished your 16th lesson in French about the imperative form, places and household items. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend French Lesson 17. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn French homepage.

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