monter with être/avoir

monter with être/avoir

Les explorateurs ont monté la colline / Les explorateurs sont montés sur la colline. Do these mean the same thing?
Asked 1 year ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Joakim, Yes, they do. Normally, the meaning with avoir vs être is a bit different, but in this case, the end result is the same.
AurélieKwiziq language super star

Here the nuance is of perspective:

"Ils ont monté la colline" is focusing on the process of going up the hill.

"Ils sont montés sur la colline" is more about the end result of being on top of the hill.

In the end, as Laura said, it's quite similar !

monter with être/avoir

Les explorateurs ont monté la colline / Les explorateurs sont montés sur la colline. Do these mean the same thing?

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