why do we need two nous

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why do we need two nous

hello im wondering why is the correct awnser nous hablilons cause there was already a nours infront of it so i do not think that another nous would be neccersary.

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MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

The verb is ‘s’habiller’ - a reflexive (pronominal) verb. The subject and the object of the verb are the same person/people.

If you have already used ‘Je m’appelle...’ you have used a reflexive verb.

The example is a difficult early one because for vous/nous, the subject and object pronouns are the same. If we use “je” it would be “ Je m’habille ...” with the object pronoun being ‘me’ ( liaison resulting in m’). 

You will come across lots of lessons on these verbs, but some links to start with:

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/my-languages/french/glossary/97

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/my-languages/french/glossary/97

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Adding on to Maarten's answer:

In French, you say "we dress ourselves". The first nous is the "we" and the second one is "ourselves".

why do we need two nous

hello im wondering why is the correct awnser nous hablilons cause there was already a nours infront of it so i do not think that another nous would be neccersary.

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