Do you know to use the expression “I miss you” in French? Students often find it quite tricky – the construction of the sentence is very different from English. After my explanation, you should be able to even say much more: “He misses me”, “They miss her”, etc!
Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode
La France manque aux expatriés = The expats miss France
La France leur manque = They miss France
Elle leur manque = They miss it/her
Tu me manques / Vous me manquez = I miss you
Il me manque = I miss him
Elle me manque = I miss her
Je lui manque = He/she misses me
Ses enfants manquent à la maman = The mum misses her children
Vous m’avez manqué! = I’ve missed you!
Tu nous as manqué aussi = We’ve missed you too
Mes amis me manquent, ma famille, mes biscuits et desserts préférés, l’odeur de l’été et l’air frais et sec de l’hiver me manquent. Noël sous la neige me manque !
LINKS and RESOURCES
- “Direct and indirect objects and pronouns in French” (French Your Way Podcast, episode 88)
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