haïr vs détester

haïr vs détester

What is the difference between haïr and détester? Couldn't I just as easily say Je te déteste and so on? Is one "stronger" than the other. 
Asked 8 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super star

Hi Michelle,

Both verbs mean 'to hate' but as détester is easier to conjugate than haïr, I think people prefer to use it...

Hope this helps!

Yes, it does, thank you very much. I think haïr is a good one to know, but I'll probably stick with détester for real life use as it does seem to be very colloquial. 

haïr vs détester

What is the difference between haïr and détester? Couldn't I just as easily say Je te déteste and so on? Is one "stronger" than the other. 

Sign in to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Find your French level for FREE

Test your French to the CEFR standard

Find your French level >>
Ask a question
How has your day been?