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I do not understand the question


Kwiziq community member

10 November 2016

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I do not understand the question

Qu'est-ce qui est arrivé à Elsa ? - how does this translate to 'what happened to Elsa?' This is from the test questions. Kindly clarify.

This relates to:
Replacing people with lui, leur = him, her, them (indirect object pronouns) -


Kwiziq language super star

10 November 2016


Bonjour Meghna !

This is a colloquial use of the verb "arriver" here.
Indeed, in French, you can use "arriver" in the sense of "to happen", as such:
"Ces choses-là arrivent !" (Those things happen!)
"Qu'est-ce qui t'est arrivé ?" (What happened to you?)

I hope that answers your question!
À bientôt !


Kwiziq community member

25 December 2016


Thank you Aurélie. It does help.

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