Est-ce que'on peut dire - Je prend mon déjeuner?

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Anna

Kwiziq community member

29 March 2016

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Est-ce que'on peut dire - Je prend mon déjeuner?

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Conjugate prendre and derivatives in Le Présent (present tense) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

29 March 2016

29/03/16

Bonjour Anna !

Yes, you can absolutely say "Je prends mon déjeuner / petit-déjeuner / dîner / repas...": it's the correct way to say "I have lunch, breakfast, dinner, a meal..." in French.
However, you can never say "J'ai mon déjeuner..." !

A bientôt !

Anna

Kwiziq community member

30 March 2016

30/03/16

Thank-you!

Michelle

Kwiziq community member

6 August 2018

6/08/18

What about Je dîner? I have heard that before. It this a particularity of the language, like in English we can say "I dine" but not "I breakfast" or "I meal"?


Also, Je mange mon repas? Yes or no? 

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

10 August 2018

10/08/18

Bonjour Michelle !


Yes, of course in French we actually have verbs to refer to specific meals as well : dîner, déjeuner, petit-déjeuner 


Marie a petit-déjeuné avec Sam.
Je dîne chez mes parents aujourd'hui.
Où est-ce que tu vas déjeuner ?


I was simply pointing out that you couldn't use avoir in the context of meals in French (unlike in English), and that in those cases, you needed prendre instead :)


Also, you can say Je mange mon repas, albeit a bit redundant ;)


Bonne journée !

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