Sometimes French just uses moi, not moi-même. What about that?

CrystalMaiden

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21 April 2018

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Sometimes French just uses moi, not moi-même. What about that?

Take this sentence: " Je veux bien le garder pour moi... " instead of, moi-même. I saw this in a French game.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Expressing 'myself, etc...' with stress pronouns and 'même'"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

21 April 2018

21/04/18

In my understanding, adding -même emphasises the "self" aspect even more.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Chris

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27 April 2018

27/04/18

Come to think of it, there are cases where you need to add -même:

Il a fait ça lui-même. -- He did it himself.

You couldn't say this sentence without the -même.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

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