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aimer vs aimer beaucoup

JackC1Kwiziq community member

aimer vs aimer beaucoup

Why does 'I love to dance' translate as J'aime beaucoup',  whereas 'I love to shine' is simply 'J'aime'? How do we know when the speaker really likes something when its only implied? I have seen the unspoken 'beaucoup' in other exersizes as well.

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Jack,

In the case of dancing, both

j'adore and j'aime beaucoup danser

are given as possibilities for I love dancing.

In the case of shining, it is -

I like to shine = j'aime briller

You might find the following Kwiziq lesson and the Q&A useful as this question is perennial -

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/how-to-use-aimer-to-express-loving-and-liking-something-someone

EldraB1Kwiziq community member

I think what Jack is really asking is why 'J'aime danser' is not given as one of the possibilities for I love dancing, the adverb 'beaucoup' is necessary for the answer to be correct. 

On the other hand, J'aime briller is correct, no 'beaucoup' or 'bien' is required in this case. 

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Eldra,

The following English text in the exercise is as follows - 

I love dancing = J'aime beaucoup/J'adore danser

I like to shine = J'aime briller 

 

EldraB1Kwiziq community member

Thank you Cecile for your your reply. I thought for 'I like' it is 'j'aime bien' and I love is 'j'aime beaucoup'. Unless in romantic sitution, then no adverb for 'I love', 'j'aime'

Because in other tranlation exercise, the translate for 'i like' is always 'J'aime bien' and 'j'aime' is never given as a possible correct answer. 

aimer vs aimer beaucoup

Why does 'I love to dance' translate as J'aime beaucoup',  whereas 'I love to shine' is simply 'J'aime'? How do we know when the speaker really likes something when its only implied? I have seen the unspoken 'beaucoup' in other exersizes as well.

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