When to appropriately use soi and soi-même? This lesson didn't address this issue.

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Cathy

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12 February 2018

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When to appropriately use soi and soi-même? This lesson didn't address this issue.

This relates to:
Moi, toi, lui, elle, nous, vous, eux, elles (advanced stress pronouns) -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

13 February 2018

13/02/18

Hi Cathy,

"soi-même" is "oneself" or "yourself" in English. For example:

"Pour l’apprendre aux autres il faut le savoir soi-même." -- To teach it to others one must knkow it oneself (or: you must know it yourself).

Or, in another example:

 

Il vaut mieux le faire soi-même. --It’s better to do it yourself.Does that help? -- Chris (not a native speaker).

 

Cathy

Kwiziq community member

13 February 2018

13/02/18

Merci bien!  

Chris

Kwiziq community member

19 February 2018

19/02/18

Check the later questions. Aurélie and Laura answered this question there. 

-- Chris. 

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