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Please explain this meaning

Tom G.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Please explain this meaning

Hi, I don't understand the meaning of this sentence, "Je suis déjà passé chez le pharmacien mais les anti-douleurs qu'il m'a donnés n'ont malheureusement fait aucun effet."

Does "passé chez le pharmacien" mean to actually stop in and consult with the pharmacist, rather than simply passing by the store? This would indicate that passer has more complex meaning in this type of situation. Please advise.

Asked 3 years ago
Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Tom,

This verb can have the sense of "rendre visite à" in this context like you "just popped in".

So you did not have to have a prearranged appointment more a casual visit for (say) advice. 

Jim

Tom G.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Hi Jim, Thanks for the clarification. 

Please explain this meaning

Hi, I don't understand the meaning of this sentence, "Je suis déjà passé chez le pharmacien mais les anti-douleurs qu'il m'a donnés n'ont malheureusement fait aucun effet."

Does "passé chez le pharmacien" mean to actually stop in and consult with the pharmacist, rather than simply passing by the store? This would indicate that passer has more complex meaning in this type of situation. Please advise.

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