"Un homme nous suit."

Translation:A man follows us.

February 1, 2013



wait wait wait... are you telling me that je suis means both "I am" and "I follow"?? what if I wanted to say "Je suis l'homme"...am I saying that I follow the man or that I am the man? Is there a common rule I should know?

February 1, 2013


Conjugation of verb ĂȘtre: je suis, tu es, il/elle/on est, nous sommes, vous ĂȘtes, ils/elles sont.

Conjugation of verb suivre: je suis, tu suis, il/elle/on suit, nous suivons, vous suivez, ils/elles suivent.

So, you are right, "je suis" can mean either "I am" or "I follow". Context will tell you which is which.

February 1, 2013


Hopefully this man has good intentions.

March 11, 2013


Returning a dropped wallet of course.

April 25, 2013


I am trying to do the test outs as suggested by Duolingo. As I have reported before the female speaker's voice is incomprehensible. I have decided not to do these exercise and I do not mind loosing fluency scores .Duolingo is a learning tool not a rat race. i will only do the exercises that are reasonably comprehensible. Thank you .

April 4, 2018


A man is following us means also un homme nous suit

July 23, 2018


I said, "a man we follow" - can someone explain how I can see this word order correctly? (first attempt and was sure glad I remembered it meant "follow" even if I got it wrong :-))

February 28, 2014


Un homme nous suit / A man follows us: who follows? un homme/a man = subject of "suit/follows"

A man (whom) we follow / Un homme que nous suivons: who follows? we/nous = subject of "follow/suivons".

So you have switched subject and object.

February 28, 2014


Ah so. Have had trouble getting used to subject order since we don't say, "I you follow" so now I will keep that in mind - thank you very much!

February 28, 2014


Why can't I say "Un homme qui nous suivons?" And why is suit acceptable for the nous form?

February 8, 2015


Look at these structures:

a man who follows us = un homme qui nous suit: "qui" is a relative pronoun, in its subject form (subject of "suit" - "nous" is the direct object)

a man whom we follow = un homme que nous suivons: "que" is a relative pronoun, in its object form (direct object of "suivons" - the subject of the verb is "nous)

February 9, 2015


can we say "a man pursues us"?

February 14, 2019


Je suis que je suis mais je ne suis pas que je suis!

February 22, 2019
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