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Nager & se baigner

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Quelle est la difference entre les verbes « nager » et « se baigner » ?

April 1, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Seppl18

Bonjour,

Nager -> to swim

Se baigner -> to be in the water

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April 1, 2018

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Merci beaucoup!

April 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ripcurlgirl

Sepp18 is 100% correct. Which is hardly surprising as I am guessing Sepp18 is, indeed, French :-).

"Nager" generally refers to progression in the water, as in swimming laps of a pool. "Se baigner" - the "swimmer" has their feet in contact with (or close to) the bottom. Such as a child who wades up to the chest but does not know how to swim - il se baigne (he goes swimming).

https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/nager-se-baigner.8230/

April 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/pedaalemmer

Thank you as well! The topic you linked helped a lot to make it clear!

April 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ripcurlgirl

Pas de souci !

April 1, 2018
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