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I miss nothing?

John

Kwiziq community member

8 August 2016

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I miss nothing?

How would you say I miss nothing? Je ne manque rien? Thanks.

This relates to:
Manquer (de) + thing = To miss / lack something -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

8 August 2016

8/08/16

Bonjour John,

No, you still need the preposition: Je ne manque de rien.

John

Kwiziq community member

8 August 2016

8/08/16

Hmm, so how do I know whether it means "I lack nothing" or "I miss nothing"? How come "I miss the train" doesn't require the preposition "de" but "I miss nothing" does?

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

8 August 2016

8/08/16

Perhaps I misunderstood what you were trying to say. What do you feel is the difference between "I miss nothing" and "I lack nothing"? For me, they're the same thing - I have everything I need in terms of physical objects that you possess.

Missing a train or school is different - you're not physically missing them in the sense that you're unable to hold them in your hands. Rather, you were supposed to be in / on them and weren't - you missed catching / being at them.

Does that make sense?

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