Don't say "visit someone" in French. It's a mistake.

Image illustration Elisabeth newsletter

🎁 30% discount on my courses

Subscribe to my newsletter and receive 30% discount on my courses. 

Leave your first name and email address below ⬇️

Don't say "visit someone" in French. It's a mistake.

Text of the video

Hello everyone.

Welcome to this new French lesson.

Today we are going to talk about a very common mistake that I see a lot in the comments or hear a lot from non-French speakers.

In French, you don't visit someone. I am visiting my best friend this weekend. He visited his parents for Christmas. No, in French, you visit a place but you don't visit someone.

Except for a few exceptions and we will see them at the end of this video. You can visit a museum, a country. I would like to visit Greece.

🇫🇷 This course will unlock your oral comprehension of French

👉 Through dialogues, I'll teach you to understand the French, even when they talk fast.

🚀 50 everyday dialogues to boost your understanding of French

✅ Understand the French, even when they're talking fast.
✅ Talk with French speakers with confidence.
Improve your French for good with a method based on everyday dialogues.

A city. I visited Rome last year. A monument, a house, an apartment for example. If you are looking to buy or rent. That's all right. You visit places. For a person, you have to say visit. I visited my father last weekend. I'm visiting my brothers tonight. I'm visiting my best friend. There are a few exceptions where you can visit people. If people are sick or in a difficult situation.

I visit the prisoners at Baumettes every Wednesday.

I visit sick children in the hospital. The doctor visits his patients in the hospital for example.

But you can also use the expression visit in both cases.

The video is over for today. It was a short video, but it was very important to emphasize the nuance because it is a very common mistake, even among people who speak French very well.

We visit a place but we visit someone. If you are new to the channel, don't forget to subscribe and activate the bell so you don't miss any of my videos.

Of course, if you liked this video, put a like!

See you soon!

🇫🇷 This course will unlock your oral comprehension of French

👉 Through dialogues, I'll teach you to understand the French, even when they talk fast.

🚀 50 everyday dialogues to boost your understanding of French

✅ Understand the French, even when they're talking fast.
✅ Talk with French speakers with confidence.
Improve your French for good with a method based on everyday dialogues.

Share this post
Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp
Email

Free resources that might interest you

woman standing on dock near ship holding luggage and carrying handbag
Expressions
Translation by Deepl

15 ways to say goodbye in French depending on the context

Did you know that there are some fifteen different ways of saying goodbye in French? From classic locutions to expressions that, at first glance, may seem strange ("à un de ces quatre"... what ?!), you'll find a complete list here, along with

Videos that might interest you

Image illustration Elisabeth newsletter

🎁 30% discount on my courses

Subscribe to my newsletter and receive 30% discount on my courses. 

Leave your first name and email address below ⬇️

fr_FRFrançais
Scroll to Top