personne and aucun(e)--transferable or not

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Sush

Kwiziq community member

26 August 2017

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personne and aucun(e)--transferable or not

can I not say personne n'est venu or aucun n'est venu

This relates to:
Aucun/e … ne = None of them (negation) -

Ron

Kwiziq community member

26 August 2017

26/08/17

Bonjour Sush,
«personne n'est venu» translates to no one came, on the other hand
«aucun n'est venu» translates to none came
I get the sense from the nuance difference, the answer would like in the contextual scenario of the two phrases.
Bonne chance,

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

29 August 2017

29/08/17

Bonjour Sush !

Personne always refers to a person (no one, nobody) whereas aucun/e can refer to any noun that has been previously mentioned (none / no [noun]) :)

Bonne journée !

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