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Completer vs terminer

G. D.C1Kwiziq community member

Completer vs terminer

Can you say "après avoir terminé son diplôme"?

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Gee,

You are right that "terminé" (as well as "fini") is/are a good alternative(s) for this translation. It's has been added to the options.
Also, we realised that "complété" is an "Anglicism" and should not be used in this way here - See link here: Les emprunts à l'anglais - So it has been removed from the correct options. 

I hope this is helpful.

Merci à tous et bonne journée !

Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Gee,

I think this query would be best answered by one of the staff experts.

From my research, it looks as if both options in your query are valid with synonymy to achever (vtr).

Terminer (vtr) additionally has synonymy with finir (vtr)

My vote would be with "terminer" but let's see what a French speaker can suggest.

Bonne journée


Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

To my ears, terminer has the ring of "to put an end to", whereas compléter means to finish until it is complete. 

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Completer vs terminer

Can you say "après avoir terminé son diplôme"?

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