Martin aime (bien) Sarah

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Martin aime (bien) Sarah

Martin likes Sarah. -> Martin aime bien Sarah. I answered this question with simply "Martin aime Sarah", and I wonder why was it marked as a mistake. Nothing in the question suggested that it's the friendly sort of like, it could very well be a romantic sort of like. Both options seem grammatically correct to me. Isn't that right?

 

Asked 1 month ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Anna, 

when you use ‘ aimer ‘ on its own in reference to a person, it translates to English as ‘ love ‘, and is understood in French to mean an emotion/connection definitely stronger than the usual  English meaning of  ‘ like ‘. 

Worth another look at the lesson - to ‘ soften ‘ the expression from ‘love someone ’ to ‘like someone’, as was required for the most accurate translation of the English sentence given, ‘ aimer bien ‘ is used.

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Difficult to comment without sight of the actual question.

The lesson is comprehensive -- so perhaps you were required to use the verb adorer?

Martin aime (bien) Sarah

Martin likes Sarah. -> Martin aime bien Sarah. I answered this question with simply "Martin aime Sarah", and I wonder why was it marked as a mistake. Nothing in the question suggested that it's the friendly sort of like, it could very well be a romantic sort of like. Both options seem grammatically correct to me. Isn't that right?

 

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