encore vs toujours

TomC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

encore vs toujours

'Je me souviens encore de la première fois' : could toujours be used as an alternative to encore here ?

Asked 3 years ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Encore can carry the sense of "still/yet".

Suggest you try https://www.wordreference.com/fren/encore and enter both toujours and encore to understand the range of possible meanings within an appropriate context of course.

Jim

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Tom,

It would depend upon what it is that you want to express.

Do you want to express "to remember still (continue to) the first time" ? or " to remember always the first time" ?

Jim

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The differentiation between toujours and encore is tricky business. In many cases, toujours means "again" as in "over and over again" or "still", whereas encore is more of a one-time again.

TomC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Jim, I was wondering if it could be used to express 'I still (continue to) remember the first time'...

encore vs toujours

'Je me souviens encore de la première fois' : could toujours be used as an alternative to encore here ?

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