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Kwiziq community member
21 February 2018
I was taught "faire une visite" and it was in textbooks. What happened to this expression?
This relates to:Visiter vs rendre visite à = To visit a place vs a person -
There are several ways in French to express that you visited someone.
Marie rend visite à sa copine. -- Marie pays a visit to her friend.Marie vas voir sa copine. -- Marie goes to see her friend.
Personally, I am not sure about "faire une visite". I guess it is OK but I don't know for sure. Aurélie would have to chime in on that.
Correction of a typo: "Marie va voir..." (not vas voir).
Sorry about that.....
Kwiziq language super star
21 August 2018
'Faire une visite' is mostly used for touristy visits of attractions or monuments.
Nous avons fait une visite guidée du Louvre = We had a conducted tour of the Louvre Museum
You can use 'faire une visite à quelqu'un' for to visit someone, but you are more likely to use 'rendre visite à quelqu'un' or simply 'aller voir quelqu'un'.
You might say, "J'ai fait une petite visite à ma soeur en passant.", meaning, "I dropped in to my sister's while I was passing."
Hope this helps!
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