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Nous promener

Nil L.C1Kwiziq community member

Nous promener

Nous aimons nous promener sur l'avenue.

What does the second "nous" in the sentence mean?Is it like "I like 'our walking' on the avenue"?
Can I say this way then? Nous aimons que nous promenons sur l'avenue.

Thanks.
Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Nil,

Just to add to Jim’s answer the expression 'aimer se promener' ( to like to walk) would be conjugated as such -

 

J’aime me promener

Tu aimes te promener

Elle/il/on aime se promener

Nous aimons nous promener

Vous aimez vous promener

Ils/elles aiment se promener


Hope this helps!

Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Nil,

The verb is se promener --  to go for a walk in the sense of taking oneself for a walk rather than someone else.

So in the nous form --   nous nous promenons where the second nous is the direct object (oneself in my example above). 

Hope this helps.

Alan (Jim)

Raleigh T.A1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Think 'We walk ourselves on the avenue."

RJ J.A1Kwiziq community member

Hey Nil,
In the sentence, "Nous aimons nous promener sur l'avenue, second 'nous' acts as an indirect pronoun replacing the indirect object in sentence.

 Indirect pronouns are lui, leurs, nous, vous, ils , elles. The indirect objects are separated by a preposition from the subject.

 Hope this was correct explanation.

RJ J.A1Kwiziq community member

Hey Nil,
In the sentence, "Nous aimons nous promener sur l'avenue, second 'nous' acts as an indirect pronoun replacing the indirect object in sentence.

 Indirect pronouns are lui, leurs, nous, vous, ils , elles. The indirect objects are separated by a preposition from the subject.

 Hope this was correct explanation.

Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Salut RJ

"Nous aimons nous promener sur l'avenue"

The translation is "We like to walk ourselves on the avenue" "ourselves" being the direct object of the verb promener 

This is why the second "reflexive nous" is the direct object (ourselves). There is no preposition between the verb and the reflexive pronoun nous.

Bonne journée

Jim

Nous promener

Nous aimons nous promener sur l'avenue.

What does the second "nous" in the sentence mean?Is it like "I like 'our walking' on the avenue"?
Can I say this way then? Nous aimons que nous promenons sur l'avenue.

Thanks.

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