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Grammar and negations

Birdies N.A0Kwiziq community member

Grammar and negations

Hello,

I had a question on this translation: I don't remember this film. 

Why does it translate to: Je ne me souviens pas de ce film. I don't understand the placement of the 'de'?

Thank you!

Asked 6 months ago
Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Bonjour Birdies,

https://www.wordreference.com/fren/souvenir

Have a look at the above link. You will find the verb souvenir takes the preposition de after it.

This takes the sense of memory/recollection/reminder (or not) of something or other.

Hope this helps.

Bonne continuation.

Jim

 

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Se souvenir de quelque chose -- to remember something

As you can see, the preposition de follows the verb souvenir and precedes the thing that is remembered.

Grammar and negations

Hello,

I had a question on this translation: I don't remember this film. 

Why does it translate to: Je ne me souviens pas de ce film. I don't understand the placement of the 'de'?

Thank you!

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