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to wake up

Helena F.B2Kwiziq community member

to wake up

I used the verb s'éveiller for "wake up", but it was not given as one of the alternatives.  I thought "se lever" meant "to get up (out of bed)", rather than specifically to wake up.  Can you clarify?

Asked 2 weeks ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Just to let you know that this has been flagged up and it should be 'se réveiller' for 'to wake up'.

Interesting use of 's'éveiller' here, Helena, but unsuitable because - 

's'éveiller' is used more abstractly to describe a realization or becoming aware, while 'se réveiller' is used to talk about physically waking up from sleep.

Hope this helps!


 

CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour à tous,

I just wanted to let you all know that this has now been corrected.

We hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Andrew O.B2Kwiziq community member

And I used se réveiller. Same comment as from Helena.

Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Bonjour Helena,

Here is a link from Lerobert which will help clarify:-

https://dictionnaire.lerobert.com/definition/eveiller

There may be a case for the exercise to be amended to allow for this option  --  let's see if a staff expert agrees with this suggestion.

Bonne continuation,

Jim

to wake up

I used the verb s'éveiller for "wake up", but it was not given as one of the alternatives.  I thought "se lever" meant "to get up (out of bed)", rather than specifically to wake up.  Can you clarify?

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