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Kwiziq community member
27 May 2017
Hello. Can you make a more clear distinction on when to use marcher and when to use aller a pied?
I just got wrong this sentence in a quiz:
"Tu marches à l'école". Its suppose to be "Tu vas à pied" but I dont understand why. I know that "aller a pied" makes reference to go to a destination, but Is "Tu marches à l'école" really grammatically incorrect? Why?
This question relates to:French lesson "Se promener, promener, marcher, aller à pied = To walk"
31 May 2017
Kwiziq language super star
25 January 2018
Bonjour Héctor !
We use the expression "aller à pied" when we want to make a contrast with another means of transport, i.e. he's walking, as opposed to getting the bus for example.
So you usually use "aller à pied" with a destination, because you emphasise how you're getting to that destination.
Je vais à l'école à pied, tu prends le bus.I walk to school, you take the bus.
"Marcher" is used in a more general context, and to indicate the way someone walks.
Elle marche bizarrement.She walks funny.
Thanks to you, I've clarified the lesson accordingly :)
I hope that's helpful!À bientôt !
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