I'm confused about difference beween emménager and déménager

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Simon

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3 December 2015

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I'm confused about difference beween emménager and déménager

Déménager means to move from right, so why would I say (or would I?) Say "quand on a déménagé ici" for"when we moved here" have you got a clever illustration to help me remember?

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

3 December 2015

3/12/15

That's a really good question!


Ok, the actual difference here is that déménager means to move out (de = from), and emménager is to move in (en = in).


However, as often with natives, French people don't always respect that nuance and sometimes use one for another, explaining why you could actually hear someone say J'ai déménagé dans le Sud. to say 'I moved in the South' :S

Simon

Kwiziq language super star

4 December 2015

4/12/15

Merci Aurélie!

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