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Can "prendre" also be used as a synonym for the English word, "steal"?

Brittany C.A1Kwiziq community member

Can "prendre" also be used as a synonym for the English word, "steal"?

If "prendre" means "to take", could I also use this in a sentence to signify that someone is "stealing" or even physically grabbing something?

Asked 3 years ago
Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

My understanding is that prendre is simply "to take". It doesn't mean stealing. That would be voler.

Aureol A.A2Kwiziq community member

 No prendre only means to take. To steal is voler, and a thief is un voleur.

Can "prendre" also be used as a synonym for the English word, "steal"?

If "prendre" means "to take", could I also use this in a sentence to signify that someone is "stealing" or even physically grabbing something?

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