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Je t'aime, J'aime toi

Why is it only "Je t'aime" is correct and not "J'aime toi"? Thanks in advance! :)

September 1, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcD50

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'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sixten-610

Ah alright I understand! Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ioanna678593

@MarcD50 Thanks a lot. Merci beaucoup


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MiriamPitt5

Languages have different ways of speaking. :-)

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