The example verbs in the lesson (se lever) and most of the ones presented in the tests (se coucher, se laver, se réveiller) all follow the same pattern-- in that the action is done on/to the subject or the subject own body. However, with the verb se moquer the action is done to someone else and requires the use of "de".
It's unclear why one wouldn't say "Ils me moquent" instead of "Ils se moque de moi". Can some explain this a bit?
There are multiple examples of reflexive verbs in French which do not follow the model - to oneself, or to each other and some are followed by the preposition 'de' as in the case of -
Se moquer de
se souvenir de ( to remember something/someone), s'occuper de ( to look after someone/something), se passer de ( to do without something/someone), etc.
Elle s'occupe de moi = She is looking after me
On se passe bien d'elle = We do very well without her
Je me souviens de sa mère = I remember her mother
The pronouns which are used after 'de' will be the same as the ones after 'chez' in the following Kwiziq lesson-
Hope this helps!
Because the phrase is: se moquer de quelqu' un.
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