Je t'aime, J'aime toi
Why is it only "Je t'aime" is correct and not "J'aime toi"? Thanks in advance! :)
Because 'toi' cannot be a direct object. Only an indirect object. The direct object is 'te'.
Je t'aime (direct). Je pense à toi (indirect).
In English 'you' can be a subject, a direct object or an indirect object, but in French we have three words for that: 'tu', 'te', and 'toi'.
'Toi' can also be used for emphasis (and it is very often done in informal French). And 'te' and 'toi' can be reflexive (= yourself).
Ex: Je t'aime, toi (I love you, yes, you). Toi, tu ne penses qu'à toi (You, you only think of yourself). Toi, tu t'aimes (you, you love yourself).
Mais alors Marc, cette chanson ? ☺ https://www.paroles.net/vianney/paroles-moi-aimer-toi