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Rencontrer as to meet

RheaB2Kwiziq community member

Rencontrer as to meet

Salut! 

Why do we not use rencontrer in the second sentence instead of se rejoindre? In what context do we use rencontrer? 


Asked 2 years ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Rencontrer is used for first meetings, or chance encounters. “Meeting people” is so significant that the French have multiple expressions to convey more detail about the nature of the “meeting”. 

https://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/french-verb-conjugation/to-meet-up/

 

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Rhea,

Just to supplement Maarten's link - For a chance meeting (bumping into someone by chance) tomber sur (qqn) is also used.

Jim

MarkC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Thanks Maarten.. great link!

Rencontrer as to meet

Salut! 

Why do we not use rencontrer in the second sentence instead of se rejoindre? In what context do we use rencontrer? 


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