Vivre, habiter, demeurer – Today’s French

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Vivre, habiter and demeurer all mean ‘to live’

o   Vivre Habiter Demeurer all mean ‘to live’ in English. However, they aren’t always interchangeable.

Look at the examples.

  • I live well with my retirement pension.
    • Je vis bien de ma retraite.
  • We don’t live in Occitanie anymore.
    • Nous n’habitons plus en Occitanie.
  • Where do you live?
    • Où demeurez-vous ?


Mini Quiz - vivre, habiter, demeurer

Choisissez la bonne réponse. Pick the right answer.
    Elles _____ encore ici, dans la petite ruelle.
    Le maire m'a demandé où vous _____.
    Il faut manger pour _____, et non vivre pour manger.


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