I miss nothing?

JohnB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I miss nothing?

How would you say I miss nothing? Je ne manque rien? Thanks.
Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq team member
Bonjour John, No, you still need the preposition: Je ne manque de rien.
JohnB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Hmm, so how do I know whether it means "I lack nothing" or "I miss nothing"? How come "I miss the train" doesn't require the preposition "de" but "I miss nothing" does?
LauraKwiziq team member
Perhaps I misunderstood what you were trying to say. What do you feel is the difference between "I miss nothing" and "I lack nothing"? For me, they're the same thing - I have everything I need in terms of physical objects that you possess. Missing a train or school is different - you're not physically missing them in the sense that you're unable to hold them in your hands. Rather, you were supposed to be in / on them and weren't - you missed catching / being at them. Does that make sense?
DeAnnaC1Kwiziq community member

As a native USA speaker, when I hear “I miss nothing” I understand that to mean “Nothing escapes my notice... I miss no detail... nothing gets by me”.  The french phrase “Je ne manque rien” makes sense to me in this context  

However “I lack nothing” is very different and means “I have everything I need”.   Here I would use “Je ne manque de rien”

Would a french native weigh in on that please?

I miss nothing?

How would you say I miss nothing? Je ne manque rien? Thanks.

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