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"Il y va, j'y vais."

December 15, 2012

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

he goes there, I go there.

"y" stands for a place mentioned before.

ex: Question: "allez-vous à l'école ?" (do you go to school?) Answer: "oui, il y va et j'y vais" (yes, he goes [to school] and I go [to school])

December 18, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/DuFarge

Thank you.

February 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/antoniojl

This is a tough one. I'd have liked an example before having to guess it.

April 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/johnnycopt

I can barely make out the second part. Get better pronunciation machines.

December 23, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/gabewithafender

It's pronounced just like I've heard actual French people pronounce it. The point is to learn to understand it as it is spoken in real life.

February 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/gnedge

I learned il y a, il y va in school, but never considered j'y vais - agree it's hard to hear the last part, but now that I have thought about it, I'll never forget it :)

March 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bardia

Yes, please replace the rubber seals on the pronunciation machine

March 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/vicente3001

sounded ok for me

December 23, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/DuFarge

Why not: je y vais? Is there a rule for when to take the 'e' out of 'je'?

February 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

"y" is a vowel in French, pronounced "i". So, there is a hiatus between "je" and "y" because they are two vowel sounds. Hence the elision of "e" and replacement by an apostrophe.

February 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/RKSMT

Why not "Il va, je vais?"

July 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

verb "aller" cannot stand alone, you need to express the direction where you go to, even with only a hint:

"y" means "there"

July 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Miathan

Why is "It goes there" wrong? The dictionary does suggest it.

July 6, 2013
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