Ryan (_ryan89_) wrote in linguaphiles,


Hi there.

I was just wondering why, in French, "Je me" is used instead of "Je suis" or "Je" in certain instances.

For example;

Je me lève
Je me lave
Je me douche
Je me reveille

And yet you wouldn't say;

Je me regarde
Je me joue
Je me bois
Je me mange

The "me" wouldn't exist in the above examples.

I asked a French person why that is and they didn't know why, they just accepted it for what it was.

Any help or clarification would be much appreciated.

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