Can you say rendre visite chez someone


Kwiziq community member

7 August 2017

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Can you say rendre visite chez someone

Or does it have to be à not chez...

This question relates to:
French lesson "Visiter vs rendre visite à = To visit a place vs a person"


Kwiziq community member

8 August 2017


Bonjour Lisa, Une très bonne question. If I am understanding your question correctly, the use of chez vs à is the query. Chez indicates someones place, i.e. chez ma sœur, chez Marc, etc.; while à indicates a person, i.e. à ma sœur, à mon père, etc. It appears to me that given the definitions in the lesson: »Notice that the verb visiter is used with places. When visiting people (friends and family) the expression rendre visite à quelqu'un is used and never visiter alone. (This is similar to the English "to pay a visit to someone".)« that using chez . . . one would use visiter instead of rendre visite,. Bonne chance,


Kwiziq community member

9 August 2017


Merci buckets!

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