parle a moi vs il me parle

ÇağrıA2Kwiziq community member

parle a moi vs il me parle

Il parle rarement mais il ________ tous les matins.

a) parle a moi

b) me parle 

What is the difference? I choised A but answer is B.




Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Çaĝri,

only b) is correct :

....Il me parle tous les matins.

Bonne Continuation!

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

If the answers are as written above, (a) is automatically wrong regardless - as «a moi» is itself incorrect, it has no meaning in French, it does not mean «to/with me»; to have a chance of being correct, it would need to read «à moi».

ÇağrıA2Kwiziq community member

What is the explanition? Why dont we use "parle à moi"?

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Firstly, what was the option «parle à moi» or «parle a moi»? These are NOT the same. The first COULD mean something, the second does not. But, neither is correct. The object pronoun comes before the verb. The stress pronouns have limited usage in French, and you cannot use a stress pronoun when an object pronoun is required.

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Çagri,

 It's a little bit like explaning to a French person why you say in English

He speaks to me

and not

He me speaks

it is just the way it is, many differences between languages.

parle a moi vs il me parle

Il parle rarement mais il ________ tous les matins.

a) parle a moi

b) me parle 

What is the difference? I choised A but answer is B.




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