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"Tu veux parler avec tes parents."

Translation:You want to talk with your parents.

March 11, 2013



tu veux parler: I was looking for tu parles. what is parler dependent on.


Tu veux parler: You want to talk.. Tu parles: You are talking.. Parler is the infinitive - to talk.


Tu parles is more strictly "you talk" French rarely uses progressive (are talking) while English can't get enough of the progressive.


"Tes" and "des" sound similar to me.


both can be used: "parler à tes parents" (talk to your parents) or "parler avec tes parents" (talk with your parents)


Je veux une explication cvp, pourquoi on a pas conjugué le verbe 'parler' dans cette phrase? et merci d'avance.


Because there can only be one conjugated verb (veux) and this verb is not an auxiliary.

A past participle would be used only after auxiliaries "avoir" or "être":

  • "j'ai mangé" (compound past, active);
  • "le pain était mangé" (imperfect, passive).

"I want to talk" uses "want" as the conjugated verb and "to talk" as the infinitive.

In French, there is a bunch of verbs that can be followed by another verb in infinitive, without a preposition:

  • aimer/aimer mieux, aller, compter, croire, daigner, devoir, entendre, espérer, faire, falloir, (s')imaginer, laisser, oser, penser, pouvoir, prétendre, savoir, sembler, sentir, valoir mieux, venir, voir and vouloir


Merci infiniment

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