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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BeverlyCrocker

aime vs adore

When is it appropriate to use one word over the other?

July 20, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Canadian_Outlaw

In French aime means to like something and adore means to love something


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sebastians.s

"Aimer" means to like something, while "adorer" means to love something. However, if you're talking about loving a person, you would use "aimer" instead of "adorer".

EXAMPLES:

J'aime le lit. (I like the bed.) J'adore les oranges. (I love oranges.) Je t'aime. (I love you.)

Hope this helps!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BeverlyCrocker

Yes it does. Merci!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Canadian_Outlaw

If you like something use aime

But if you like it alot, or love it use adore


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robinfli1

Aimer is used for both like and love. example J'aime le vin - I like wine or J'aime ma mère -I love my mother Aimer bien is used for like or like a lot. J'aime bien le café- I like coffee Adorer is love, love a lot, or adore in the same sense as the verb adore in English. Je t'adore. I love you. In the past I have been taken to task from natives when using adore with an object but that may have been the people I knew.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BeverlyCrocker

I always thought "je t'aime" meant I love you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robinfli1

It does I just used that example for adorer, I probably should have said, I adore you instead of my example.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TrevorPhil281945

This is still confusing; Lawless suggests that "j'aime mon chien" means "I love my dog". My understanding is that "j'aime" only means "I love" when applied to people, otherwise "love" = "adore". Looking forward to any advice.

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