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Personal Pronouns

Chris F.C1Kwiziq community member

Personal Pronouns

The question read, How do you say, “We don’t know you at all.” Before I clicked on the drop-down arrow, I was expecting to see: Nous ne vous connaissons pas du tout. I was surprised to see that the choices only included the familiar form: Nous ne te connaissons pas du tout. Wouldn’t the fact that the familiar form was used imply that we do know you?  Is it that I was applying a literal meaning to a figurative question?

Asked 3 years ago
Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

It would depend on social context and the context of the conversation - for example, an adult would address a child/younger person with the familiar 'tu/te' rather than 'vous/vous', whether meeting for the first time or not. 

Personal Pronouns

The question read, How do you say, “We don’t know you at all.” Before I clicked on the drop-down arrow, I was expecting to see: Nous ne vous connaissons pas du tout. I was surprised to see that the choices only included the familiar form: Nous ne te connaissons pas du tout. Wouldn’t the fact that the familiar form was used imply that we do know you?  Is it that I was applying a literal meaning to a figurative question?

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