Kwiziq community member
13 April 2016
aimer = love or like?
I used to be on Duolingo, and whenever this question came up, the experts always said "aimer means love for people&pets, like for things". Laura Lawless' article on french.about.com/od/grammar/a/aimer.htm agrees, with examples like "Aimes-tu le tennis? Oui, j'aime ça - Do you like tennis? Yes, I like it". But this lesson has aimer=love even for things. What am I to believe?
This relates to:Aimer = to love, like something / someone -
Kwiziq language super star
14 April 2016
Here it's a question of intensity. When you use aimer for things, most of the time, you are correct, you would use 'to like' in English. However, sometimes you do say "I love pasta!": to mark the intensity, you can still use aimer, or adorer.
I updated the lesson to hopefully put that point across, please let us know what you think:https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/how-to-use-aimer-to-express-loving-and-liking-something-someone
A bientôt !
12 October 2016
30 March 2017
Login to submit your answer
Don't have an account yet? Join today
Test your French to the CEFR standard