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Soi vs Soi-même

GuilhermeB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Soi vs Soi-même

What is the difference between "soi" and "soi-même"? Can't they be interchangeable?

​Example: "On peut toujours trouver plus fort que soi/soi-même."



Asked 3 years ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Guilherme,

"Soi / soi-même) is a disjunctive pronoun corresponding to "on"   (oneself / yourself)

The "même" part re enforces  the "self" aspect.

Hope this helps.

Jim

GuilhermeB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thanks, but just to make it clear, in the example given, both options would be correct?

Because KWIZIQ only accepts the first:

"On peut toujours trouver plus fort que soi."

Soi vs Soi-même

What is the difference between "soi" and "soi-même"? Can't they be interchangeable?

​Example: "On peut toujours trouver plus fort que soi/soi-même."



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