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

Susan C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

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

"habiter?"
Asked 3 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
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.
LauraKwiziq team member

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

Susan C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Excellent link. Thanks!

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

"habiter?"

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