But I'm a crêpe, I'm a weirdo What the h*ll am I doing here? I don't belong here -Radiohead
This sounds like something a mother would say :) "if he carries on eating so many of them he's going to start looking like a crepe!" would this be appropriate in french?
edit, or possibly a grandmother;)
Actually, as a native, the sentence sounded pretty weird to me and I immediately thought of a person. Just by reading your comment I realized that, indeed, it could refer to "le chapeau" or another object :)
I was wondering where the à came from. Ressembler is one of those verbs that require à plus an indirect object: http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/preposition_a_3.htm
These phrases get stranger as I progress. I'm worried I'll soon be living in an apple!
At the very least, "it looks like a crepe" should be acceptable with the above listed as another correct solution if preferred translation.
It's a little more like this: Verbs with the preposition "à" require indirect object pronouns: me, the, lui, nous, vows, leur. If not using a pronoun the order is SVàO. Elle ressemble à ma tante. With a pronoun, SOV without à. "à" isn't in the sentence anymore, but is understood because of the ind. obj. pronouns. Elle lui ressemble. (Lui replaces il AND elle) A similar verb would be téléphoner à quelq'un. And you're right about the reflexive. "Ils se ressemblent"
Apart from the main rules, this is one of the exceptions where it is relevant to the verb "resemble" to take "a".
I think a crépe is a rolled and filled one, so it is not flat. At least thats how we make crepes in Sweden.
I have just bought a passport to savor your crepes! However, for this language course it furthers one to remain in the Language and it's culture. French crepes are an arctic circle away from Swedish crepes. Hey! I know where I'm going for my crepes!.....do you have tea?
"Ressemble" is usually to say a person/object looks like another person/object and "l'air" is to say that someone/something looks like a certain emotion.
Il ressemble à toi
Il a l'air triste.
It seems and it resembles have the same meaning! Why "it seems" is a wrong answer???
Hello Yessvann. It Seems and It Resembles do not have the same meaning (1). Then (2) it resembles=Il Resemble. It seems=Il Semble. Lastly, only one single punctuation mark is acceptable on a language learning course. (This; ???=this, ?) With respect.