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meaning of reussir

ChrisC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

meaning of reussir

j'aurai reussi ma vie - i will have had a successful life. Other examples of reussir have 'a' and 'de' after it on reverso. Why doesn't it need anything here? And one other thing, I'm asking quite a lot of questions and I always tick the 'get an email notification button' but I noticed just now that I have had two answers on this page, but I was not notified. Is this a glitch?

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Chris, 

The verb 'réussir' as in to be successful ( in life) is just a stand-alone verb.

You will even hear people in France saying 

Il/Elle a réussi He /She is successful

Ses enfants ont bien réussi = His/her children are very successful 

meaning he/she/has or they have had a good job, career, etc.

Réussir à un examen = To pass an exam

Réussir à faire quelque chose = to succeed/to manage (in) doing something

J'ai réussi à finir mon puzzle hier soir I succeeded/managed to finish my jigsaw last night

Re- your other query, please contact the helpdesk as I am getting email notifications.

Bonne Continuation!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Réussir à qqc is the traditional way to express having success at something. Since the 19th century, one increasingly finds réussir wirh a COD, i.e., without any preposition. Meanwhile, you sometimes and in some contexts also hear réussir en and réussir dans.

Réussir sa vie is, however, a pretty fixed idiom. On the other hand, one often says réussir à faire qqc.

Here is more on this: http://bdl.oqlf.gouv.qc.ca/bdl/gabarit_bdl.asp?id=2168

meaning of reussir

j'aurai reussi ma vie - i will have had a successful life. Other examples of reussir have 'a' and 'de' after it on reverso. Why doesn't it need anything here? And one other thing, I'm asking quite a lot of questions and I always tick the 'get an email notification button' but I noticed just now that I have had two answers on this page, but I was not notified. Is this a glitch?

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