I am a bit confused, how do you use soi-même? Thanks.

Janice

Kwiziq community member

7 March 2016

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I am a bit confused, how do you use soi-même? Thanks.

This relates to:
Expressing 'myself, etc...' with stress pronouns and 'même' -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

7 March 2016

7/03/16

Bonjour Janice,

The French pronoun soi is for impersonal constructions, so you use it with another impersonal word such as on.

For example, On doit le faire soi-même = One has to do it oneself

Compare that to Tu dois le faire toi-même = You have to do it yourself.

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