À eux -vs- aux eux

Kathy

Kwiziq community member

7 September 2016

6 replies

À eux -vs- aux eux

Bonjour, I was surprised to see "Je pense à eux." in this lesson. Should it not be "aux eux" ? The other day I was chatting online with a French native, and when I wrote "dit bonjour à eux" he corrected me, saying to use "aux". Merci !

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

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

7 September 2016

7/09/16

Bonjour Kathy,

You would *never* say "aux eux" which is equivalent to saying "to/about the them." I don't know why your friend corrected you, but he was mistaken.

Kathy

Kwiziq community member

7 September 2016

7/09/16

Yes, makes sense. Strange... I will corner him on this one next time we chat :) Merci Laura !

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

7 September 2016

7/09/16

Actually Kathy, to say "Say hi to them" in French, you'll say "Dis-leur bonjour (de ma part)" ;)

That might be what your friend told you...

Kathy

Kwiziq community member

13 September 2016

13/09/16

Yes, it seems we got our wires crossed. He agreed that "à eux" is very wrong! One would use "dis-leur bonjour". Merci à vous deux !

Kathy

Kwiziq community member

13 September 2016

13/09/16

Sorry... I meant it was wrong to use "aux eux". Ok enough from me!

Janet

Kwiziq community member

16 May 2018

16/05/18

The question of when to use soi and/or soi-même hasn't been addressed.

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