“I’m a Habiter, I don’t even move from one apartment to another!” says Joanna, twenty years old, living in a small studio apartment, where her two-year-old daughter lives. “If I have to, I move out.” Habiter means where you live: inhabit, dwell, live. Habiter a Paris, J’habiter a Paris.
“There is no need to dwell on your past. Habitation is a new way of living that you have to discover yourself. Habiter a Paris, J’habiter a Paris.” –avier Ollivant
Habiter means “of the dwelling place,” and habette means “of the dwelling places.” Habitation was a movement away from the old habit of being on the move, which may have been characterized by long commutes, by living in small flats, or by living in one’s townhouse or renting a room in another townhouse. The trend toward living in apartments and getting into residences that are more like homes was started by the left wingers of the student movement. Some years ago it began to become fashionable to live in small apartments, and in more cosmopolitan cities like Paris it has become almost commonplace.
A Habiter is said to be a person who lives in an environment that is neither too private or too public. Habiter a Paris means “one who lives in Paris.” Habiter auresis is described as living on the road, and it refers to both a state of relative freedom from routine and an awareness of moving around, but not necessarily to a state of escape from reality. Thus the habit may live a life of drudgery in a small apartment, yet be called a habit (which is French for “road traveler”).
A Habiter, also known as a hound, is a man (or woman) who habitually goes through phases of being on the move, of being at home, of being on the road, or of being at rest. It’s a phase or a habit that has to be broken in order to bring one out of oneself. Habitation is an important part of every life, since habits form the basis of our being. But if habitual movement is hard to carry out, it becomes a disorder. In that case the person is a habit.
In English, the present tense of habite is ‘haiter,’ while the past tense is ‘habiter’ (it may be confused with haboc, which is the past tense of habe). I am a habiter, you are a hater, this is a haunting, the town is a habiting town, these are the words used to indicate a person who goes through phases of being on the move, on the lookout, on the watch, on the go. It may be used to refer to an imaginary friend or a person with whom a habiter shares his or her adventures. I am a habitter (I am going through a bad phase), the town is a habiting town, you are a habiting (you are on the move). It is possible to translate the present tense of habe into the present participle of haiter. “I am a habitter,” “a habiting,” “I am a habiter,” “the habiting town,” “the habiting town.”
Like other verbs in the French language, habier is also classified into two kinds, active and passive. An active verb refers to a noun that is doing something, while a passive one denotes that something is not being done by someone else. In the present tense, active verbs are usually marked by the number -ing after them. Habitation and habit are also classified as active and passive. The active form of the verb is usually marked by the infinitive, while in the passive form, it is usually unmarked.
The present tense in French is usually the most simple form in which the conjugation of habits can be learned. As stated above, a habiter is someone who is on the go, someone who is “on the lookout.” Since the present tense classifier is clear, you will not need any other help to learn the conjugation of habiter. You will only need to have a basic knowledge of the French conjugation and vocabulary.