Similarly: why is it, tu me rapelles ma mère, and not, de ma mère?

Susan

Kwiziq community member

22 September 2016

4 replies

Similarly: why is it, tu me rapelles ma mère, and not, de ma mère?

This relates to:
Rappeler (à quelqu'un) = to remind (someone) -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

22 September 2016

22/09/16

Because the French structure is different: there's no preposition in front of the thing being remembered.

Susan

Kwiziq community member

22 September 2016

22/09/16

Then why, Cette fille me rappelle une actrice célèbre?

Susan

Kwiziq community member

22 September 2016

22/09/16

Same thing?

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

22 September 2016

22/09/16

Tu me rapelles ma mère - "You remind me of my mother." There's no equivalent for "of" in French. Cette fille me rappelle une actrice célèbre - "This girl reminds me of a famous actress." Same thing.

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