the quiz gave the answer to "let's not be scared any more as "n'ayons" - why is it not "ne soyons"?

dav

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2 November 2017

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the quiz gave the answer to "let's not be scared any more as "n'ayons" - why is it not "ne soyons"?

This relates to:
Conjugate être, avoir, savoir in L'Impératif (imperative) -

Chris

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2 November 2017

2/11/17

To be scared is in French literally "to have fear" and consequently translated as "avoir peur". Therefore the imperative is formed using the imperative of avoir and not être. Hence: "N'ayons pas peur" -- "Let's not have fear!"

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

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