Question about "J'adore"

HaleyA0Kwiziq community member

Question about "J'adore"

My french teacher once told me that J'adore was too strong. That you would never say it to someone you know in a romantic way. She said it was so strong in fact that it was kind of stalkery. She said it should be used for inanimate objects or like a celebrity that you're a fan of. Is she correct?

Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Hayley,

To supplement Chris's and Jim's answers,  follow this link: aimer-vs-adorer

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Haley,

Have a look at these synonyms:-

https://www.cnrtl.fr/synonymie/adorer

If you think through what the initial ones on that list mean you will understand what your French teacher was getting at --  it is too strong for a potential romantic setting.

Hope this helps.

Jim

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Je t'adore is definitely possible in a romantic setting. There's nothing like a woman blinking her moist eyes in that way that only woman can while whispering je t'adore.

Question about "J'adore"

My french teacher once told me that J'adore was too strong. That you would never say it to someone you know in a romantic way. She said it was so strong in fact that it was kind of stalkery. She said it should be used for inanimate objects or like a celebrity that you're a fan of. Is she correct?

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