Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 11:22am.
Could you please explain the difference between PRENDRE and EMPOTER.
Is it correct to say:
Je prends le livre de la table
or do I need to say:
j'emporte le livre de la table
Is there no difference in French between WARM and HOT? Are both of them
I am warm - j'ai chaud
I am hot - j'ai chaud or would I then say: j'ai très chaud
French - Kanon, Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 11:58am
"Prendre" and " emporter " are synonyms. That means the same thing.It depends on the context.
But you should say " Je prends le livre de la table ", I think it' s better.
The other one is also true.
By the way, " je prends le livre qui est sur la table " is much better :)
I am warm = J' ai chaud
I am hot = J' ai très chaud
I hope i' m right :)
French - SraJMcGin, Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 1:24pm
Right you are, Kanon! (on the warm vs. hot)
Just to add a bit:
prendre = to take; take on; take up; catch; get (obtain & bring); steal (a kiss); buy (a ticket); make (an appointment)
empoter = to pot (a plant)
emporter = to take away; carry of; remove
Depending upon the context, of course, various meanings are best. Be sure to always give the entire context, or exactly how the word is used.
Sra (aka Mme)
French - Anonymous, Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 2:14pm
Thank you very much!
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