using arriver à with a pronoun works how?

NayA1Kwiziq community member

using arriver à with a pronoun works how?

hey there, how would you use this in a phrase in order to say i managed to produce qqc serait-il j'arrive à produire qqc ? i tried to use it in this phrase and was told it was mal conjugué... the org
This question relates to:French lesson "to manage to"
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CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
Je suis arrivé à produire quelque chose...
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Nay !

J'arrive à produire quelque chose. is correct, but in the present tense (I manage).

AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
Bonjour Nay !

1. In Le Passé Composé, as Cécile pointed out, you use être arrivé :
Je suis arrivé à faire mes devoirs.
2. I guess the nuance between réussir à [faire quelque chose] and arriver à [faire quelque chose] is quite subtle: réussir à contains the notion of success (succeed in), whereas arriver à is more about overcoming an obstacle, and contains the notion of effort (manage to).

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Hi Nay, I managed to produce something. -- J'ai arrivé à produire quelque chose. -- Chris (not a native speaker).
NayA1Kwiziq community member
thank you very much.In the passé compose would the verb take etre ou avoir? Bonne journée
NayA1Kwiziq community member
Also just to add what is the major difference in saying avoir réussir et arriver à? Bonne journée

using arriver à with a pronoun works how?

hey there, how would you use this in a phrase in order to say i managed to produce qqc serait-il j'arrive à produire qqc ? i tried to use it in this phrase and was told it was mal conjugué... the org

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