Can we say Willian a pris soin de la dinde instead of William s’est occupé de la dinde ?

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Can we say Willian a pris soin de la dinde instead of William s’est occupé de la dinde ?

Asked 3 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Manpreet kaur,

This is an excellent question ! 'prendre soin de' can be used instead of 's'occuper de' but not in this context unfortunately. It would suggest that the turkey is still alive whilst ‘s’occuper de’ can be used for people, living things as well as generally meaning ‘taking charge of’.

Je prends soin de mes animaux = I take care of my animals

Je prends soin / m’occupe de mon petit-fils I take care of / look after my grandson

Je prends soin d’éteindre la lumière = I make sure to turn off the light

Je m’occupe d’éteindre la lumière = I take care of turning off the light

 

I hope this is useful.

Bonne journée !

Can we say Willian a pris soin de la dinde instead of William s’est occupé de la dinde ?

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