David

Kwiziq community member

21 September 2018

4 replies

Hi,

In the examples above, 'j'aime Paris' means 'I lové Paris'. If 'j'aime beaucoup Paris' means 'I like Paris a lot', them how do you say plain old 'I like Paris'?

This relates to:
Aimer = to love, like something / someone -

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

21 September 2018

21/09/18

Hi David ,

'Aimer' quelque chose is, 'to like' and 'to love' something .

Your intonation would clarify the intensity of meaning I think.

You could always use the verb 'plaire' and its unusual construction to indicate plain old 'liking  something' -

Paris me plaît.

Have a look at the following lesson if you are not familiar with the verb 'plaire'

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/how-to-use-plaire-to-express-liking-something-someone

Hope this helps!

David

Kwiziq community member

21 September 2018

21/09/18

Thank you Cécile.I was a little puzzled, as I answered the multi-choice question as to what 'j'aime beacoup Paris' means with 'I like Paris' (which was marked incorrect, should have been 'I like Paris a lot). Seems I can user 'aimer' to express love or strong liking of Paris, but not a straightforward 'like'.

Regards

David

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

22 September 2018

22/09/18

With 'things' you need to add an adverb to 'aimer' to convey a higher intensity of feeling:

"J'aime beaucoup Paris" is stronger than for example, 

"j'aime Paris au printemps" ( I like Paris in the Spring)...

David

Kwiziq community member

22 September 2018

22/09/18

Thank you Cécile, that makes sense.

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