Take / Bring and Amener Emmener

ChrisC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Take / Bring and Amener Emmener

You'll take your cousin to the party is gives as 'Tu ameneras ta cousine a la fete'. In all the dictionaries I have consulted, Amener means 'to bring', Emmener means 'to take'. In English these are two quite distinct actions. 'To take' implies that the taker and the taken are both at Point A and are going to Point B. To bring implies that the person being brought is at Point A, and the person speaking is at Point B. Duolingo never got the hang of this. You' ll take your cousin to the party should be 'Tu emmeneras ta cousine a la fete'. Or are amener and emmener synonymous?

Asked 5 months ago
AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Dictionaries can be rather unhelpful, because there is not a simple mapping between English and French. Your explanation for the difference between take and bring does not apply to French. Both amener and emmener can mean either take or bring depending on the context. Cécile explains it here:

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/questions/view/emporter-v-apporter

 

AndreaB2Kwiziq community member

You may find this link helpful:

https://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/french-verb-conjugation/amener-emmener-apporter-emporter-remporter-bring-take-french/

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Take / Bring and Amener Emmener

You'll take your cousin to the party is gives as 'Tu ameneras ta cousine a la fete'. In all the dictionaries I have consulted, Amener means 'to bring', Emmener means 'to take'. In English these are two quite distinct actions. 'To take' implies that the taker and the taken are both at Point A and are going to Point B. To bring implies that the person being brought is at Point A, and the person speaking is at Point B. Duolingo never got the hang of this. You' ll take your cousin to the party should be 'Tu emmeneras ta cousine a la fete'. Or are amener and emmener synonymous?

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