Repeating vous twice

BethA0Kwiziq community member

Repeating vous twice

Why is vous vous appellez require 2 vous’s

Asked 5 months ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Beth,

The verb, in this case, will be s'appeler. So the second vous will be the direct object pronoun.

You call YOU ...... Your name is ------  the first vous is the subject pronoun.

Hope this helps.

Jim

CélineKwiziq team member

Bonjour Beth,

To supplement Jim's answer, the second 'vous' is a reflexive pronoun (which is part of the verb "s'appeler"), which functions as a direct object pronoun:

Vous vous appelez... = your name is ... -> Vous appelez qui ? (= You call who?)-> vous you (second one)

Je me regarde = I look at myself -> Je regarde qui ? (I look who?) -> me (= me

Please see link here: Pronom réfléchi - Reflexive pronoun

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Repeating vous twice

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