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21 January 2019
Hello, this verb structure seems similar to plaire. Is there any reason plaire is not mentioned in this page? Just wondering. Merci beaucoup!
This question relates to:French lesson "Manquer (à) = To miss someone/something emotionally"
22 January 2019
Yes, the constructions are in some cases parallel:
Ses nouvelles chaussures manquent à Lisa. -- Lisa misses her new shoes.
Ses nouvelles chaussures plaisent à Lisa. -- Lisa likes her new shoes. Her new shoes appeal to Lisa.
Note that the construction with plaire is identical to English if you use "appeal" as the verb.
24 January 2019
Thank you Chris!
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