Is the translation given for "Ça leur est arrivé la semaine dernière" above correct? I thought it means "they arrived there last week"?

DangaA1Kwiziq community member

Is the translation given for "Ça leur est arrivé la semaine dernière" above correct? I thought it means "they arrived there last week"?

Asked 10 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Ça leur est arrivé la semaine dernière. -- That happened to them last week.

DangaA1Kwiziq community member
Thanks, I guess learning French comes with alot rewiring my English coded brain
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Yes, I empathise with you. The problem is that half of the wiring is helpful and the other half is misleading. The problem is telling one from the other. :)

It helped me to tell myself, literally, "I am going to think French now," before each lesson.

Is the translation given for "Ça leur est arrivé la semaine dernière" above correct? I thought it means "they arrived there last week"?

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