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1 January 2018
What is the difference between n’importe qui and personne?
I’m probably missing something obvious, but I can’t find it elsewhere, sorry :)
This question relates to:French lesson "Ne ... personne = No one, nobody (negation)"
2 January 2018
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Bonjour Stuart !
The nuance here is of meaning, but it is indeed quite tricky as in English, you could translate either with "anyone".
However, personne means the absence of a person, i.e. noone/not anyone, hence it being used with the negative ne.N'importe qui means a non-specific person, but definitely someone, i.e. anyone, and therefore will not be used with ne.
N'importe qui peut le faire.Anyone can do this.
Personne ne peut le faire.Noone can do this.
I hope that's helpful!À bientôt !
19 August 2018
How is aucune used? Can this also mean « no one »?
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