Translating 'se rappeler' as 'recall'

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Translating 'se rappeler' as 'recall'

Is there any similarity in use between se rappeler and the English word recall? In other words, is it the case that a sentence in French using 'se rappeler' would be better translated using the word 'recall' than 'remember'?

Asked 4 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

You can translate se rappeler with “to remember” or “to recall”. It depends on stylistic nuances, and I don’t think one is necessarily more correct than the other. That said, of course, se rappeler literally means to “recall to oneself”. 

Translating 'se rappeler' as 'recall'

Is there any similarity in use between se rappeler and the English word recall? In other words, is it the case that a sentence in French using 'se rappeler' would be better translated using the word 'recall' than 'remember'?

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