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

"Brother, I want to talk to you."

April 6, 2013

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

"Frere, je veux vous parler" wasn't accepted. I get that maybe it's too formal for a brother - but is it grammatically wrong?


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

Surely, "Frère, je veux parler à toi" can work, too? That is literally, "Brother, I want to talk to you."


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

This is frustrating, since multiple translations are often possible.


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

"Frère, je veux parler avec tu" doesn't work. Why does it have to be toi?


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

tu is a subject, toi is an object. It's exactly like the difference between "I" and "me" in english. You wouldn't say "Speak with I" , you'd say "speak with me".


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

The statement says to "... talk TO you." not "... talk with you" - so why wouldn't "parler à toi" be correct.

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