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Boit/bois vs. Boire

When do we use boit/bois and when do we use boire?

For example, in the sentence - "Elle aime boire du lait et du café." , I would have used "boit", but apparently I would have been wrong!

June 18, 2012



This is because boire directly translates as "to drink". Boit/bois is used right after a pronoun cause it directly translates to "drinks/drink" only.

Every verb has their own "to (insert verb)" in french, for example mange/manges is manger, lis/lit is lire, ecrit/ecris is ecrire.

You would say , "she likes to drink milk and coffee" rather than "she likes drink milk and coffee. "

You can check this out as well http://french.about.com/od/verb_conjugations/a/boire.htm

Hope that helps :D


It did! Thanks a lot :)

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