Conjugate être, avoir, savoir in the imperative tense in French (L'Impératif)

The verbs être, avoir and savoir are irregular in L'Impératif.

Learn how to conjugate ÊTRE (to be), AVOIR (to have) and SAVOIR (to know) in L'Impératif in French

  être avoir savoir
tu sois aie sache
nous soyons ayons sachons
vous soyez ayez sachez

On their own, they're not terribly useful, but they are essential to express some commands.

Ne sois pas méchant!Don't be mean!

Soyez gentilles! Be good!

N'aie pas peur! Don't be afraid!

Sache que je pense toujours à toi.Know that I'm still thinking of you

See also these other lessons on L'Impératif :

Conjugate regular verbs in the imperative tense in French (L'Impératif)

Conjugate être, avoir, savoir in the imperative tense in French (L'Impératif)

 

 

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Soyez gentilles! Be good!
Nous en avons. - Ayons-en!We have some (of it). - Let's have some!
Sache que je pense toujours à toi.Know that I'm still thinking of you
Ne sois pas méchant!Don't be mean!
N'aie pas peur! Don't be afraid!
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