Why can't I use "passer" to mean "come over" - 'ma mère voudrait que nous venions pour déjeuner'

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Why can't I use "passer" to mean "come over" - 'ma mère voudrait que nous venions pour déjeuner'

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour James,

"come over" is here going to be translated with "venir" as it involves a long-ish visit:

Viens déjeuner demain = come over for lunch tomorrow

"Passer" could be used but it involves a short stay:

il passe à la maison demain he's coming over tomorrow

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Why can't I use "passer" to mean "come over" - 'ma mère voudrait que nous venions pour déjeuner'

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