https://www.duolingo.com/BeverlyCrocker

aime vs adore

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

July 20, 2017

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Libra2003

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

July 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sebastiansss.

"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!

July 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BeverlyCrocker

Yes it does. Merci!

July 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Libra2003

If you like something use aime

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

July 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Robinfligh

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.

July 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BeverlyCrocker

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

July 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Robinfligh

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

July 21, 2017
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