Réveillez-vous or Réveille-toi?

NilC1Kwiziq community member

Réveillez-vous or Réveille-toi?

Tell your friend: "Wake up!": ________ !(HINT: se réveiller = to wake up)My answer is Réveillez-vous, and why is it not correct?

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Nil,

As Chris points out, you would use the 'tu' form for a friend so it would be -

Réveille-toi!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I guess the part where it says "tell your friend" is supposed to clue you in on using the familiar toi.

CélineKwiziq team member

 Bonjour Nil,

With “Tell your friends”, se réveiller would become ‘réveillez-vous’ as we know for sure that there are more than one friend.

As Chris mentioned “Tell your friend” gives you the clue that the relationship between the person talking and the person being talked to is a close relationship, close enough to be considered a friend. Therefore ‘toi’ is the correct pronoun.

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée!

Réveillez-vous or Réveille-toi?

Tell your friend: "Wake up!": ________ !(HINT: se réveiller = to wake up)My answer is Réveillez-vous, and why is it not correct?

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