Je me dépêche de

AdelaidaC1Kwiziq community member

Je me dépêche de

I was not aware that se dépêcher can often be followed by the preposition "de". 

So could I say:  "Je me dépêche d'y arriver à l'heure"?


Thank you for your wonderful website.  Adelaida. 

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hello Adelaida, 

Just to add to the other comments, here is a list of similar verbs -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/learn/theme/3744352 

You would only use 'y' if we know what it referred to previously so as not to repeat it - 

Tu vas au supermarché ? ---> oui, j'y vais  tout de suite 

I don't think it really works with the example you give. I would use the preposition 'pour' -

Je me dépêche pour y arriver à l'heure = I am hurrying to get there on time 
Je me dépêche de finir le ménage pour aller au supermarché = I am hurrying to finish the housework to go to the supermarket

 

Merci de votre gentil commentaire et bonne continuation !

 

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Adelaida,

As I understand it, the form of the verb is "se dépêcher de faire (qch)".  To hurry or rush to do (sth)

So perhaps "Je me dépêche de faire ......"

Bonne journée

Jim

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Je me dépêche d'y arriver à'l heure is correct. You could also say ...pour y ariver... which stresses the causal connection: to make haste in order to get there in time.

AdelaidaC1Kwiziq community member

Merci à tous.  J'apprends beaucoup avec vos commentaires et vos réponses.

Est-ce qu'on peut dire "j'apprends de vos commentaires"?  

Je me dépêche de

I was not aware that se dépêcher can often be followed by the preposition "de". 

So could I say:  "Je me dépêche d'y arriver à l'heure"?


Thank you for your wonderful website.  Adelaida. 

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