manquer

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Sally

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22 February 2018

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manquer

How do I say, "I miss you"?  Je te manque,  OR, Tu me manques?

Chris

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23 February 2018

23/02/18

Hi Sally, the constructions with the verb "manquer" are always a source of confusion because they are the other way around in French as in English.

English: I miss you. -- "I" is the subject and "you" is the direct object.
French: Tu me manques. -- "Tu" is the subject and "me" is the indirect object. (You are lacking from me).

Say it a hundred times and use it frequently. After a while it starts to sink in.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Sally

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24 February 2018

24/02/18

Merci!

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