Faire

Faire

I'm having new sandals made.HINT: to make new sandals = faire de nouvelles sandales

Nothing in the lesson suggests "faire" is reflexive. 

Ergo: Why is "je me fais faire de nouvelles sandales" correct, in lieu of "je fais faire de nouvelles sandales." ???

Asked 6 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Drew,

Take a look at my answer to Jean to a similar question in the Q&A at the bottom of  this lesson, sorry I missed yours!

Hope this helps!

I don’t know either, but found this page which may help a little 

https://www.thoughtco.com/french-causative-le-causatif-1368818

It seems that having someone make you a cake or an egg or sandals or a dress is reflexive.  But I still don’t understand because, if the reason is that the subject is also the object OR benefiting from the action, why isn't the reflexive used when the subject causes their living-room to be refurbished for them? What if they cause a suitcase to be made for them, or a saddle?

Hopefully someone will give a clear answer soon. 

Faire

I'm having new sandals made.HINT: to make new sandals = faire de nouvelles sandales

Nothing in the lesson suggests "faire" is reflexive. 

Ergo: Why is "je me fais faire de nouvelles sandales" correct, in lieu of "je fais faire de nouvelles sandales." ???

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