which is correct regarde-me or regarde-moi. I see examples of regarde-la in the lesson so it would be a do pronoun but I have seen regarde-moi as well

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CHARLOTTE

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5 November 2018

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which is correct regarde-me or regarde-moi. I see examples of regarde-la in the lesson so it would be a do pronoun but I have seen regarde-moi as well

This relates to:
Le, la, les vs lui, leur in affirmative commands (L'Impératif) -

Steve

Kwiziq community member

5 November 2018

5/11/18

Charlotte,

In short, regarde-moi (look at me) is correct.

Regarde-la is also correct (look at it/her).

Check this lesson regarding the change from me to moi in the imperative: https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/my-languages/french/view/718.

CHARLOTTE

Kwiziq community member

5 November 2018

5/11/18

Hi Steve, Thanks for your answer but regarde-moi is with a stress pronoun but regarde-la is with a do pronoun. I am still confused as to why it wouldn't be regarde-me since me is the do pronoun. Thanks for any help

Steve

Kwiziq community member

5 November 2018

5/11/18

I understand the rule to be:

"When the pronouns me (me/to me) and te (you/to you) are after the verb (in the affirmative), they are replaced by the equivalent stress pronouns moi and toi.

In the negative (there is another lesson for this) me and te are used and appear before the verb."

It is what it is - just another part of the rich tapestry which is the French language.

Don't sweat it.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

7 November 2018

7/11/18

Hi Charlotte,

Regarde-me ! is incorrect but look at the following lesson for more examples:

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/how-the-object-pronoun-me-becomes-moi-in-affirmative-commands-imperatif

Regarde-moi! = Look at me!

Attend-moi! = Wait for me!

Aide-moi! Help me! 

Rappelle-moi! Remind me!/ Call me back!

Me will be me in the negative commands like in the following examples :

Ne me regarde pas! Don't look at me!

Ne m'attend pas! Don't wait for me!

Ne m'aide pas! Don't help me!

Ne me rappelle pas! = Don't remind me!

The following lesson will give you more examples  -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/how-object-and-stress-pronouns-behave-in-negative-commands-imperatif

Hope this helps!

 

 

 

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