Why is Cher Matt, chère Kate, vous me manquez I miss you and not you miss me

PeggieA1Kwiziq community member

Why is Cher Matt, chère Kate, vous me manquez I miss you and not you miss me

Asked 5 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Peggie,

Here is the Kwiziq lesson to explain the particularity of the verb 'manquer á quelqu'un' -

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/manquer-a-means-to-miss-someone-something-emotionally

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

That's an often asked question and it confuses people because manquer works the other way around from the English verb "to miss".

Vous me manquez. -- I miss you. (NOT You miss me.)

Why is Cher Matt, chère Kate, vous me manquez I miss you and not you miss me

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