Does "Je sors à Londres" imply that the destination is London?

JoanA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Does "Je sors à Londres" imply that the destination is London?

If not, then why does "Je sors au restaurant" imply that the destination is the restaurant? Since both sentences have the same structure "sortir à"  

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Sortir -- to go out.
Je sors au restaurant. -- I'm going out to the restaurant.

You can't say, "I go out to London". If you want to say that you're going to London, you'd use something like, "Je pars à Londre" or "Je vais à Londre".

CélineKwiziq team member

Bonjour Joan,

To supplement Chris's answer, please follow the link below and read Laura's answer:

partir-sortir

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Does "Je sors à Londres" imply that the destination is London?

If not, then why does "Je sors au restaurant" imply that the destination is the restaurant? Since both sentences have the same structure "sortir à"  

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