Rapporter ou apporter

HollyA2Kwiziq community member

Rapporter ou apporter

"J'ai oublié de te rapporter tes lunettes !"

I struggle to understand why this means "I forgot to bring you your glasses!"

I thought the word used to express "bring" should have been "apporter" not "rapporter"


Asked 4 days ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer
Bonjour Holly

 

I have pasted your reference below:-

"J'ai oublié de te rapporter tes lunettes !
- Cela ne fait rien, tu me les rendras plus tard.

I forgot to bring you your glasses!

- That's ok, you'll give them back to me later."  ->  This is the key to your query.

The item (lunettes) are being returned to where they came from ie. to the owner.

Rapporter  --> apporter de nouveau  --  to return (the item) back to where it was originally.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Jim



 

Rapporter ou apporter

"J'ai oublié de te rapporter tes lunettes !"

I struggle to understand why this means "I forgot to bring you your glasses!"

I thought the word used to express "bring" should have been "apporter" not "rapporter"


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