Can I use this construction with an infinitive as the "object" of the liking?

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Stuart

Kwiziq community member

24 September 2018

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Can I use this construction with an infinitive as the "object" of the liking?

I know how to use aimer + infinitive to express liking.  J'aime manger!  Par exemple.  How about Manger me plait?   Probably not, but just wondering.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Using "plaire" to express liking something / someone"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

27 September 2018

27/09/18

Hi Stuart, 

You can do but more in written form although the 'manger me plaît' seems a bit strange to me using this structure.

I think you would say: " J'aime manger"...

You might say, "Danser le tango me plaît énormément" ...

Hope this helps!

Stuart

Kwiziq community member

27 September 2018

27/09/18

Comme je crois.  Merci!

Stuart

Kwiziq community member

27 September 2018

27/09/18

J’ai voulu dire que j’ai cru ça.   N’est-ce pas?

omkaar

Kwiziq community member

7 December 2018

7/12/18

You mean comme j'ai cru...

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

8 December 2018

8/12/18

You would probably want to say -

C'est ce que je croyais = That's what I thought

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