I thought that when it was 'oneself' one used ....meme

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Kwiziq community member

12 August 2018

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I thought that when it was 'oneself' one used ....meme

This question relates to:
French lesson "Moi, toi, lui, elle, nous, vous, eux, elles (advanced stress pronouns)"


Kwiziq language super star

15 August 2018


Hi Daly,

'Soi' is the emphatic/stress pronoun that relates to 'on', or an indeterminate entity as in :

Chacun pour soi = Every man for himself 

En travailleur indépendant/freelance, c'est agréable par qu'on travaille pour soi When you work freelance it's great because you work for yourself

You would only add même to emphasise :

On n'est jamais si bien servi que par soi-même If you want something done rightdo it yourself

Hope this helps!

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