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The verb 'bronzer' , 'se bronzer' ( to tan )

Scout E.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

The verb 'bronzer' , 'se bronzer' ( to tan )

Hi,

I did yesterday's 'fill-in-the-blanks' exercise entitled, 'Un projet de voyage en famille' which consists of putting verbs au futur simple. 

Kwiziq dinged me for writing, "Les filles se bronzeront à la plage pendant que je nagerai." Kwiziq wanted, "Les filles bronzeront à la plage ..." ; no 'se'. 

When l checked dictionaries, l found that some included 'se bronzer' and some did not. Which is interesting.  And,  two key French dictionaries validated 'se bronzer' as being a valid option for 'to tan' : Le Dictionnaire de l'Académie française (online) and Larousse, https://www.larousse.fr 

I wonder, might some consideration be given to adding 'se bronzer' to Kwiziq's database? Thanks.

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Scout,

I have never heard the verb 'se bronzer' for 'to tan'.

I would use either 'bronzer' or 'se faire bronzer'.

You might use the reflexive form in specific cases like  'se bronzer (une partie du corps)' -

Martine s'est retournée pour se bronzer le dos Martine turned over to tan her back.

But it wouldn't be suitable in the sentence you quote.

Hope this helps!

The verb 'bronzer' , 'se bronzer' ( to tan )

Hi,

I did yesterday's 'fill-in-the-blanks' exercise entitled, 'Un projet de voyage en famille' which consists of putting verbs au futur simple. 

Kwiziq dinged me for writing, "Les filles se bronzeront à la plage pendant que je nagerai." Kwiziq wanted, "Les filles bronzeront à la plage ..." ; no 'se'. 

When l checked dictionaries, l found that some included 'se bronzer' and some did not. Which is interesting.  And,  two key French dictionaries validated 'se bronzer' as being a valid option for 'to tan' : Le Dictionnaire de l'Académie française (online) and Larousse, https://www.larousse.fr 

I wonder, might some consideration be given to adding 'se bronzer' to Kwiziq's database? Thanks.

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