Wendy asked: "Why isn't it 'll s'est fait FAIRE couper les cheveux? When do you use fais faire?"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

3 January 2017

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Wendy asked: "Why isn't it 'll s'est fait FAIRE couper les cheveux? When do you use fais faire?"

This relates to:
Faire + L'Infinitif = to have something done (causative) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

3 January 2017

3/01/17

Bonjour Wendy !

In this case, it would be redundant and awkward to use "faire faire couper", as you'd be saying "He's had had his hair cut."
You'll use "faire faire" when there's no other verb afterwards, to express "to have *something* done/made":
"J'ai fait faire une robe pour Laura." (I had a dress made for Laura.)
"Nous faisons faire des travaux dans notre cuisine." (We're having some work done in our kitchen.)

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne Année !

Wendy

Kwiziq community member

3 January 2017

3/01/17

Thank you for the clear explanation, Am learning so much from this site. Bonne Année

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