I'm confused about difference beween emménager and déménager

SimonKwiziq team member

I'm confused about difference beween emménager and déménager

Déménager means to move from right, so why would I say (or would I?) Say "quand on a déménagé ici" for"when we moved here" have you got a clever illustration to help me remember?
Asked 3 years agoConfusion, vs
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

That's a really good question!

Ok, the actual difference here is that déménager means to move out (de = from), and emménager is to move in (en = in).

However, as often with natives, French people don't always respect that nuance and sometimes use one for another, explaining why you could actually hear someone say J'ai déménagé dans le Sud. to say 'I moved in the South' :S

SimonKwiziq team member
Merci Aurélie!
CatjaA1Kwiziq community member
Oh, makes sense now. I had the same question as they seemed to be used interchangeably. 

I'm confused about difference beween emménager and déménager

Déménager means to move from right, so why would I say (or would I?) Say "quand on a déménagé ici" for"when we moved here" have you got a clever illustration to help me remember?

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