using arriver à with a pronoun works how?

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Nay

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23 January 2018

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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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Chris

Kwiziq community member

23 January 2018

23/01/18

Hi Nay,

I managed to produce something. -- J'ai arrivé à produire quelque chose.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Cécile

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23 January 2018

23/01/18

Je suis arrivé à produire quelque chose...

Aurélie

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23 January 2018

23/01/18

Bonjour Nay !


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

Nay

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25 January 2018

25/01/18

thank you very much.In the passé compose would the verb take etre ou avoir?

Bonne journée

Nay

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25 January 2018

25/01/18

Also just to add what is the major difference in saying avoir réussir et arriver à? Bonne journée

Aurélie

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30 January 2018

30/01/18

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 !

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