The imperative of sein and haben

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The imperative of sein and haben

The imperative is used for direct commands and requests for du (you, singular informal), wir (we), ihr (you, plural informal), Sie (you, singular formal).

Bitte haben Sie Geduld!

Please have patience! / Please be patient!

Sei morgen pünktlich!

Be on time tomorrow!

The imperative of the verbs sein (to be) and haben (to have) is formed like this:

sein

(du) Sei!
(wir) Seien wir!
(ihr) Seid!
(Sie) Seien Sie!

haben

(du) Habe!
(wir) Haben wir!
(ihr) Habt!
(Sie) Haben Sie!

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