Hello, this verb structure seems similar to plaire. Is there any reason plaire is not mentioned in this page? Just wondering. Merci beaucoup!

Kelly

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21 January 2019

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Hello, this verb structure seems similar to plaire. Is there any reason plaire is not mentioned in this page? Just wondering. Merci beaucoup!

This question relates to:
French lesson "Manquer (à) = To miss someone/something emotionally"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

22 January 2019

22/01/19

Yes, the constructions are in some cases parallel:

Ses nouvelles chaussures manquent à Lisa. -- Lisa misses her new shoes.

Ses nouvelles chaussures plaisent à Lisa. -- Lisa likes her new shoes. Her new shoes appeal to Lisa.

Note that the construction with plaire is identical to English if you use "appeal" as the verb.

 

Kelly

Kwiziq community member

24 January 2019

24/01/19

Thank you Chris!

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