on nous vs on se?

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Dzoan

Kwiziq community member

5 November 2017

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on nous vs on se?

For reflexive verbs, is it always on se or can it be on nous? For example, we talk (to each other) everyday = on se parle tous les jours. Can it be on nous parle?

This relates to:
Use notre/nos when on means we, but son/sa/ses when it means people (possessive adjectives) -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

6 November 2017

6/11/17

I have only ever encountered "on se....". You are, of course, free to say "Nous nous parlon...." but you already knew that, I am sure. -- Chris (not a native speaker).

Jim

Kwiziq community member

7 November 2017

7/11/17

Hi Dzoan, "On" can only take the reflexive pronoun "se". "Nous" only takes the reflexive pronoun "nous". It is incorrect to mix these pronouns in the way you ask -- "On nous parle tous les jours" is not correct -- it has to be "On se parle ------" Regards, Alan (Non native speaker)

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

22 June 2018

22/06/18

Hi Dzoan,

I can confirm the reflexive pronoun for on/il/elle  is 'se'.

On se parle tous les jours. = We speak to each other every day.

On nous parle tous les jours = They speak to us every day.

Hope this helps!

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