When would one use, "vivre," and when,

Susan

Kwiziq community member

26 September 2016

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When would one use, "vivre," and when,

"habiter?"

This relates to:
Conjugate suivre, vivre and derivatives in Le Présent (present tense) -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

27 September 2016

27/09/16

I see the problem in English because here you only realistically have "to live" as a translation for both French verbs. "Vivre" is to live and "habiter" is more like to reside, i.e., where your place of residence is. Hardly any difference at all and, to me, virtual synonyms. -- Chris.

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

27 September 2016

27/09/16

As Chris said, they are very similar, though not exactly the same: Habiter vs vivre.

Susan

Kwiziq community member

27 September 2016

27/09/16

Excellent link. Thanks!

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