Why does "tu me manques beaucoup" mean "I miss you very much" ?

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Why does "tu me manques beaucoup" mean "I miss you very much" ?

Why does "tu me manques beaucoup" mean "I miss you very much" ?   Why does it not mean "You miss me very much" ?

Asked 3 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Short answer - because that's the way it is ! 

More useful answer - look ahead at the linked lessons, but don't be surprised if it is a struggle to get your head around ! (You will need to succeed with this in order to manage the use of the verb « plaire » as well)

Manquer (à) = To miss someone/something emotionally

Manquer (de) + thing = To miss / lack something

Why does "tu me manques beaucoup" mean "I miss you very much" ?

Why does "tu me manques beaucoup" mean "I miss you very much" ?   Why does it not mean "You miss me very much" ?

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