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Étonner et surprendre?

JenniferC1Kwiziq community member

Étonner et surprendre?

Surely étonner works for surprising Maman?  I would have thought it would, if anything, be a better choice?  Merci!

Asked 7 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Jennifer,

Chris is correct that "surprendre" is used when you want to surprise someone "pleasantly". In this context, "étonner" would not work.

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I guess both would be an option here, but surprendre is commonly used when you surprise someone pleasantly.

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Étonner et surprendre?

Surely étonner works for surprising Maman?  I would have thought it would, if anything, be a better choice?  Merci!

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