Lesley asked: "What's the nuance of the expression "monter en ..." ?

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

9 September 2016

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Lesley asked: "What's the nuance of the expression "monter en ..." ?

This relates to:
Monter can be used with avoir or être in Le Passé Composé... and changes meaning -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

9 September 2016

9/09/16

Bonjour Lesley !

In practice, "Je suis monté en voiture." and "Je suis monté dans la voiture." mean the same thing.

The nuance here is that "monter en ..." is more general, literally "to get in car", so it's used when the context is clear which car you're getting on.
Any time you need to be more specific (i.e. I'm getting in your car.), you will use "monter dans [ta/leur/cette...]...".

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

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