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Is s`en aller informal?

James H.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Is s`en aller informal?

When would you use this expression (s`en aller) instead of the verb partir?  Je m`en vais or Je pars.

Asked 1 year ago
Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Salut James,

Yes! Possibly.

The expression is taking a sense of "I'm off, bye -- See you" ___"Je m'en vais"

But the lesson points out also a rather dismissal sense of sending someone on their way.

Bonne journée

Jim 

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Yes, s'en aller is used frequently in informal speech, just as Jim surmises. You can can also use it as a rather rude way to tell somebody off: va-t-en!

Is s`en aller informal?

When would you use this expression (s`en aller) instead of the verb partir?  Je m`en vais or Je pars.

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