Goûter ou goûter à

RhysA2Kwiziq community member

Goûter ou goûter à

what's the difference between the two please? I saw "tu peux y goûter?" which clearly took the preposition a but I would've said "tu peux le goûter?" Google hasn't helped me! 

This question relates to:French lesson "to taste"
Asked 2 weeks ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Bonjour Rhys,

https://www.wordreference.com/fren/go%C3%BBter

 

goûter à  --  to taste a dish (for the first time)

goûter  -- to try / sample before serving.

Bonne journée

Jim

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The two are very similar in meaning. although there's a slight difference:

goûter à qqc. -- to try something (in the sense of sampling the taste)
gouter qqc. -- to taste something

Often times, they are used interchangeably. But one of the natives may have a better understanding.

Goûter ou goûter à

what's the difference between the two please? I saw "tu peux y goûter?" which clearly took the preposition a but I would've said "tu peux le goûter?" Google hasn't helped me! 

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