Qui est-ce qui m'a traité?

DonaldC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

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.
Asked 1 year ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

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 !

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
I would translate "Qui est-ce qui m'a traité" as "Who treated me." I am not familiar with traiter in the meaning of to insult. -- Chris (not a native speaker).
NigelA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Qui est-ce qui vous avez traité? Who insulted you?

Should it not be :

Qui est-ce qui vous a traité? Who insulted you?

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.

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