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19 September 2018
Using the subjunctive in the imperative
When would the subjunctive be used in the imperative form?
Vive La France! is the expression that comes to mind.
This question relates to:French lesson "Conjugate regular verbs in L'Impératif (imperative)"
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In the expression 'Vive la France' or 'Que vive la France!', vive is the subjunctive of the verb vivre.
The imperative would be - vis, vivons, vivez , as in
Vis ta vie ! = Live your life!
Vivons au jour le jour! = Let's live one day at a time!
Vivez pour le moment! = Live for the moment!
Hope this helps!
20 September 2018
24 September 2018
Understandably so. But actually it means, "may France live" or "let France live".
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