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Trouver vs penser

LizC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Trouver vs penser

Lesson: I think you’re beautiful. I used trouver, Je trouve que tu es belle. Why is trouver incorrect? Thanks. 

Asked 3 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Liz,

Just to add to Chris' answer, you will use 'trouver ' to express a personal opinion -

Je trouve cette leçon difficile 

Je trouve que cette coiffure ne te va pas du tout 

although in English it will translate as 'to think', the lesson was highlighting the difference between 'penser que' and 'croire que' so would only accept those two in a Kwiz.

Bonne Continuation!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Je te trouve belle. -- I find you beautiful. (literally; expressing an opinion)
Je trouve que tu es belle. (Sounds a bit stilted to my ears.)
Je pense que tu es belle. -- I think that you are beautiful.

I think that all three are possible renditions of the English sentence, but the closest one is the third options. In general, there are many ways to translate a particular sentence. For kwiziq lessons, my advise is to stick as closely as possible to the given sentence.

Trouver vs penser

Lesson: I think you’re beautiful. I used trouver, Je trouve que tu es belle. Why is trouver incorrect? Thanks. 

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