Pronouns and body parts

Julianne B2Kwiziq community member

Pronouns and body parts

I thought that la peau would be an acceptable response rather than ma peau because it’s clear Marc is referring to his skin so there’s no need to use the personal pronoun?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Julianne, 

The sentence was :

"Je n'oublie pas la crème solaire parce que je veux protéger ma peau."

using the verb

protéger sa peau = to protect one's skin

However, if you had used a reflexive verb to say the same thing -

se protéger la peau to protect one's skin

you would have said -

"....pour me protéger la peau"

Interesting point ...

Thank you for raising it!

Pronouns and body parts

I thought that la peau would be an acceptable response rather than ma peau because it’s clear Marc is referring to his skin so there’s no need to use the personal pronoun?

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