Plural or singular? Lesson 13.1

Peter--252 November 16, 2018, 11:59 am
In lesson 13.1, the last line of the dialogue has Anne saying:

"Allez, sois courageux !
Sinon, tu vas rester vieux garçon ! "

Since they are friends they are using the "tu" form throughout, so why "Allez"?  Is that just a colloquial use?
 
Plural or singular? Lesson 13.1
IsabelG-CWZS November 19, 2018, 7:02 pm
"Allez" is the imperative tense ( command tense ) of the verb to go. 
Plural or singular? Lesson 13.1
Peter--252 November 20, 2018, 9:51 am
True, but it's the plural imperative. The singular (familiar) imperative is "va!".

Since she uses "sois courageux" (singular, familar) rather than "soyez courageux", I just thought it was inconsistent.
Plural or singular? Lesson 13.1
IsabelG-CWZS November 20, 2018, 12:49 pm
Allez ! is also used as an interjection. 
Exprime l'encouragement, l'affection, la menace, etc. : Allez ! on se retrouvera.
It would be translated as come on! ("Come on, get up")
Plural or singular? Lesson 13.1
Peter--252 November 22, 2018, 12:20 pm
Ok thanks.
Plural or singular? Lesson 13.1

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