Use of Lui

UnaA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Use of Lui

Hi there I am wondering if you could explain why the Lui is used in l'accordeon lui touchait le menton instead of L'accordeon qui touchait le menton ? So it would literally translate to " the accordion to her touched her chin "

Sincerely

Una

Asked 2 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

This is a particularly French construction:

L'accordeon lui touchait le menton -- (literally:) The accordion her touched the chin.

The proper translation would, of course, be: the accordion touched her chin. Note that in French (and the literal English version) lui/her are not possessive pronouns but indirect object pronouns. In the proper English version, however, "her" is a possessive pronoun.

UnaA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thank you Chris

Use of Lui

Hi there I am wondering if you could explain why the Lui is used in l'accordeon lui touchait le menton instead of L'accordeon qui touchait le menton ? So it would literally translate to " the accordion to her touched her chin "

Sincerely

Una

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