Quitter vs Partir

RodC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Quitter vs Partir

We were asked to translate “I am leaving my place”. But it is ambiguous in English. E.g. if followed by “for ever” (as in moving out of my apartment), that would be “quitter”. But followed by “so i will see you at the cafe soon” would be “partir”. Shouldn’t the phrase be clarified to avoid ambiguity? 
Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

You can even say quitter if you leave work for home. 

Je quit le travail à 5 heures et je rentre à la maison. 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Sorry, I hate those pesky typos: Je quitte le travail...
CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Rod,

As has been said elsewhere in the Q&A in this lesson - 

Quitter and laisser are transitive and have an object unlike ´partir' which doesn't , so the use of the verb will depend on the actual sentence ...

Quitter vs Partir

We were asked to translate “I am leaving my place”. But it is ambiguous in English. E.g. if followed by “for ever” (as in moving out of my apartment), that would be “quitter”. But followed by “so i will see you at the cafe soon” would be “partir”. Shouldn’t the phrase be clarified to avoid ambiguity? 

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