se lever vs lever

ParisC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

se lever vs lever

Hello team. 

In the writing challenge, 'when my dad and I would get up at the crack of dawn', is translated as 'où mon papa et moi nous levions aux aurores' . 

Please explain why the reflexive is not used here as in 'où mon papa et moi nous nous levions aux aurores' ?

After all, the verb 'se lever' is reflexive, right?

Thank you 

Asked 1 year ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

It is the reflexive of se lever - " ... papa et moi (equals 'nous') nous levions" - '... Dad and I used to/would get ourselves up . . .". 

Otherwise you would be saying, "... papa et moi, nous nous levions" - that is "Dad and I, we used to/would get ourselves up . . ".

ParisC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

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se lever vs lever

Hello team. 

In the writing challenge, 'when my dad and I would get up at the crack of dawn', is translated as 'où mon papa et moi nous levions aux aurores' . 

Please explain why the reflexive is not used here as in 'où mon papa et moi nous nous levions aux aurores' ?

After all, the verb 'se lever' is reflexive, right?

Thank you 

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