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Sometimes French just uses moi, not moi-même. What about that?

CrystalMaiden 7.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Sometimes French just uses moi, not moi-même. What about that?

Take this sentence: " Je veux bien le garder pour moi... " instead of, moi-même. I saw this in a French game.
Asked 6 years ago
Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

In my understanding, adding -même emphasises the "self" aspect even more.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Come to think of it, there are cases where you need to add -même:

Il a fait ça lui-même. -- He did it himself.

You couldn't say this sentence without the -même.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Sometimes French just uses moi, not moi-même. What about that?

Take this sentence: " Je veux bien le garder pour moi... " instead of, moi-même. I saw this in a French game.

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