Ask a French Teacher – What are Reflexive Pronouns and When Do You Use Them?
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Ask a French Teacher – What are Reflexive Pronouns and When Do You Use Them?


hi everybody Candace here welcome to ask
a teacher where I answer some of your most common French questions the
question for this lesson is what are reflexive pronouns and when do you use
them before we get into pronounce let’s cover the basics every sentence as the
subject and an object for example in the sentence
ght on par plea which means I bout an umbrella
sure which is I is the subject and a para pre which is an umbrella is the
object with some sentences the subject and the object are the same this is when
you use reflexive pronouns some common examples are salafi meaning to wash
oneself sedessa are to address oneself to
tsukushi to put oneself to bed and suddenly to dress oneself when we say
reflexive verbs in French we mean verbs that use reflexive pronouns like the
verbs tsubasa sad resi sabzi sinner v sofa she
and simony they all have the pronoun sue or Esopus cough before the verb and they
generally mean that the subject of the verb is asking on itself the reflexive
pronouns are movies for myself – with – for yourself sir or else apostrophe is
the word starts with a vowel with LLL an L for himself and herself
LLL L for themselves and new and vous for ourselves they go in before the verb
and after the subject for example if you are going to go to sleep you
say Java me Khushi if you and your family get up early in the morning you’d
say new new Louisville tomato because these valves use the reflexive pronoun
the objects usually like the possessive adjectives that Oprah in English for
example is so lovely ma means he washes his hands though if you translated it
word-for-word it was unlike he washes the hands this
also goes for other phrases like it’s a lovely shovel he washes his hair and
it’s a Bruce Lee don’t fall he brushes is this a common reflexive pronoun
phrase we use in French is son le which mean to be on one’s way if your friend
is getting ready to go you might ask to tava which means you’re living or are
you on your way out you can also use reflexive pronouns with emotions to make
them stronger for example if you made your mother angry you would say Elsie
fashi as in she became angry using the reflexive pronoun is stronger than allah
Tiffa she as in she was angry with just sound like factual information not that
with reflexive pronouns you conjugate the verb according to the subject
that’s why she has an extra e in this case if it were your father or your
uncle who we’re angry you will write easy fascist so that’s it I hope that
answers the question if you have any more questions please leave them in the
comments below and I try to answer them as Uncle si you you

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38 thoughts on “Ask a French Teacher – What are Reflexive Pronouns and When Do You Use Them?

  1. What ar the diffrents between the regular and the irregular verbs?

    e.g.
    Adorer (regular) Être (irregular)
    j'adore je suis
    tu adores tu es
    il adore il e
    elle adore elle e
    on adore on e
    nous aderons nous sommes
    vous adorez vous êtes
    ils aderent ils sont
    elles aderent elles sont

  2. We(females)spoke to ourselves – Nous nous sommes parlées.
    But,
    We(females) spoke to eachother – Nous nous sommes parlé.

    Are these correct?

  3. WOW!!! Thank you so much! I'm taking an online course and wanted to know more about reflexive pronouns. This helped a lot! Merci beaucoup, madame!!!

  4. thank you so much. I have been searching for the explanation for reflexive in a short form and you have explained it really well in a short amount of time, thank you.

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    pendant cette vidéo très lentement. Cordialement

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