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

Je t'aime, J'aime toi

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

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

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

Ah alright I understand! Thanks!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcD50
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'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).

1 year ago

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

Cool, thanks! Good to know! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Prenom.Pierre

Mais alors Marc, cette chanson ? ☺ https://www.paroles.net/vianney/paroles-moi-aimer-toi

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcD50
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LOL, Pierre. :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcD50
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Prochain sujet d'étude sur Duolingo : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx7vKvQ4axQ

Il y a du boulot. :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Prenom.Pierre

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ioanna678593
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@MarcD50 Thanks a lot. Merci beaucoup

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MiriamPitt5

Languages have different ways of speaking. :-)

1 year ago
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