fais in this case

SharissaA0Kwiziq community member

fais in this case

Hi! 

For "Je me fais appeler" what does the "fais" mean? What are you doing/making to your name??

Thanks :)

This question relates to:French lesson "I do / I'm doing"
Asked 3 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Sharissa,

See link on ‘Faire + L’Infinitif’ – pay particular attention to the section ‘se faire + [infinitive] + [object] → If the thing is being done to or for the subject of the verb, you use the reflexive form ‘se faire’.

Je me fais couper les cheveux = I have my hair cut

Elle se fait appeler Mimi = She calls herself Mimi

Ils ont fait peindre leur portrait = They got their portrait done

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Can you link to the lesson/full sentence you are referring to. The link you included only goes to the vocabulary < je fais >.

fais in this case

Hi! 

For "Je me fais appeler" what does the "fais" mean? What are you doing/making to your name??

Thanks :)

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