Purpose of rendu

Purpose of rendu

'Nous t'avons rendu visite il y a une semaine.'

What is the purpose of rendu in this sentence if visiter can be used as a verb? Possible to say “Nous t’avons visité il y a une semaine”

Asked 10 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Lianne,

In French the verb 'visiter' means 'to visit' in the sense of doing a tour of,  so it used for places of interest, countries, towns, houses you might buy etc...

For visiting people you would use the verb 'rendre visite à quelqu'un' , hence the word 'rendu' as it is the past participle of 'rendre'.

Take a look at the following lesson which will give you lots of examples of each -

Visiter vs rendre visite à = To visit a place vs a person

Hope this helps!

Super! Merci Ceçile!

Purpose of rendu

'Nous t'avons rendu visite il y a une semaine.'

What is the purpose of rendu in this sentence if visiter can be used as a verb? Possible to say “Nous t’avons visité il y a une semaine”

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