Infinitive in a Command

The typical way to give a command in French is to use the tu or vous form of the verb without using those subject pronouns (because the subject of a command is understood to be “you”), but the infinitive can also be used. The infinitive command is usually seen on signs and in recipes.

À louer. (For rent.)

Ne pas toucher. (Don't touch.)

Laisser cuire à petit feu. (Simmer.)

Faites bouillir pendant cinq minutes. (Boil for five minutes.)