What about "Je suis assis"?

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What about "Je suis assis"?

A French friend recently corrected me when I told him:

"Je m'assieds dans ma voiture à présent."

He said I should say:

"Je suis assis dans ma voiture à présent."

Is one better to than the other? 

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Sagar,

I can see your confusion -

Je m'assieds dans ma voiture = I am sitting/ I sit in my car 

and describes the action of sitting down not the fact that you are sat in it for this you would have to say-

Je suis assis/e dans ma voiture = I am sat (seated) in my car

Hope this helps!

What about "Je suis assis"?

A French friend recently corrected me when I told him:

"Je m'assieds dans ma voiture à présent."

He said I should say:

"Je suis assis dans ma voiture à présent."

Is one better to than the other? 

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