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To Kiss in French – S’embrasser

To Kiss in French – S’embrasser

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In this lesson you will learn how to say to kiss in the French language. Indeed, kissing is a big part of French culture and it is a good idea to learn the vocabulary words associated with how to give a kiss before going to France.

The main verb for to kiss translates as “embrasser“. This is very similar to the word embrace an English. It is conjugated like a regular ER verb. If you want to say I kiss you you would say, “je t’embrasse”. In this situation embrasser becomes a reflexive verb and you need to add the reflexive pronoun, “te” which signifies to you. If you want to say kiss me you would say, “embrasse-moi”.

Another way to say to kiss in French is, “Faire un bisou” or “Faire une bise”. Basically, “un bisou (masculine noun)” is a kiss and this word can be shortened to “une bise (feminine noun). Reprints it is very common for men and women or women and women to give each other two to four cases on the cheeks.

While this might seem a bit shocking to English-speaking North Americans it is very common throughout Europe and South America. To say it communicates you could also say, “Fais-moi un bisou”, or “Fais-moi une bise”.

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David Issokson

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