I'm confused.

I'm confused.

The correct kwiz answers indicate "Bien sûr qu'on se déteste!" translates to both "Of course we hate each other!" and "Of course we hate ourselves!"

These English translations have different meanings -- i.e., "I hate you and you hate me" versus "I hate myself and you hate yourself."

My question:  does the French sentence also imply these two distinctly different meanings?

Asked 4 months ago
ChrisC1Correct answer

The French sentence encompasses both of those very different meanings. You need context (and common sense, sometimes) to distinguish between them.

I'm confused.

The correct kwiz answers indicate "Bien sûr qu'on se déteste!" translates to both "Of course we hate each other!" and "Of course we hate ourselves!"

These English translations have different meanings -- i.e., "I hate you and you hate me" versus "I hate myself and you hate yourself."

My question:  does the French sentence also imply these two distinctly different meanings?

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