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15 December 2017
Qui est-ce qui m'a traité?
Who insulted me? Qui est-ce qui vous avez traité? Who insulted you? Traiter is new verb for me.
This question relates to:French lesson "Questions: Qui, qui est-ce qui = Who ?"
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Bonjour Donald and Chris !Indeed, the verb "traiter" can be used to mean "to insult".
Here's where that comes from: the original sentence is: traiter [quelqu'un] de [quelque chose] = to call [someone] [something]
but in speech, it's become common to imply the insult itself and to use "traiter" on its own, i.e. to call [someone], meaning to insult [someone].
I hope that's helpful!Bonne journée !
23 March 2019
Qui est-ce qui vous avez traité? Who insulted you?
Should it not be :
Qui est-ce qui vous a traité? Who insulted you?
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