October 4, 2022

Video: Femme Ébène

Sentence

    • [+170] [-~]

      Je te suis depuis le tout début, ta personnalité est là plus inspirante de tout YouTube. On t’a vu évoluer, comme tout le monde tu apprends mais le plus important c’est de savoir se remettre en question et reconnaître ses tords. C’est pour ça qu’on t’aime.

    • [+170] [-~]

      I am with you ( have been watching you) since the very beginning, your personality is the most inspiring in the entire YouTube space. We watched you evolve, like everyone, you learn but more important is knowing to challenge and recognize their wrongs. That is why we love you.

 

Breakdown

te suis

So I researched on how and why te suis is used. Apparently it is often used to express “following you” or “am with you” . On that note,  the following phrases are how you would say it with different pronouns:

I am following you  / I am with you

Je te suis

You are following me / You are with me

Tu me suis

Vous me suis

Vous me suivez

He is following you  / He is with me

Il me suit

 

Up until this point, I thought the verb was “être”, but it was “suivre” all along. Damn.

We are following him / We are with him

Nous le suivons

They are following her

Ils la suivent

She is following me

Elle me suit

 

What I learned ? Not only did I learn that “être” isn’t the only verb that has “je suis” but also learned about “direct object pronouns” namely, me, te, le ,la, nous, vous, les.


tous vs tout

While speeding through Duolingo, I always confused tous and tout. So let’s look at the difference.

Tout

Everything

Tous

All

Done.


 

Plus

This word means “more” in English and can be used as follows:

I want more milk.

Je veux plus du lait.

This is more than I need.

C’est plus que j’ai besoin.


 

voir( to see )

Let’s see how to use the verb “to see” in past, present and future tense.

 

Past Tense

I saw you yesterday.

Je  t’ai vu  hier.

You saw me yesterday.

Tu m’as vu hier. 

Did he see you that day?

Il t’a vu ce jour-là?

She said that she saw him last year.

Elle a dit qu’elle l’a vu l’année dernière.

We saw them but they did not want to see us.

Nous avons vu mais elles n ‘ont pas voulu nous voir.

 

Present Tense

I see you now.

Je te vois maintenant.

You see me now.

Tu me vois maintenant.

He says that he is seeing you.

Il dit qu’il te voit.

She says that she sees him every day.

Elle dit qu’elle le voit tous les jours.

We see them now but they do not want to see us.

Nous les voyons maintenant mais ils ne veulent pas nous voir.

Future Tense

I will see you next week.

Je te verrai la semaine prochaine.

You will see me often.

Tu me verras souvent.

He says that he will see you next month.

Il dit qu’il te verra le mois suivant.

She says that she will see him every year.

Elle dit qu’elle le verra chaque année.

We will see them soon but they will not want to see us.

Nous les verrons bientôt  mais ils ne voudront pas nous voir. 

 


 

~est de V

After searching against different V(verbs), I conclude that it simply means “it is to V(ing)”. The following are examples :

His first action is to say “Happy”.

Sa premiere action est de dire “Content”.

The most important thing is knowing the truth.

La chose la plus importante est de savoir la vérité.

 


 

C’est pour ça and other ways to express “that is why…”

Example using “C’est pour ça”

That is why you are here today.

C’est pour ça que tu est ici aujourd’hui. 

That is why no one believes you. 

C’est pour ca que personne ne te croit pas.

 

Other ways to express “that is why…”

C’est pourquoi

Voilà pourquoi

C’est pour cela que


 

 

Vocabulary

Verbs

  • te suis, follow you
  • vu ( voir, past tense/ Passé composé ) , to have seen
  • tu apprends ( apprendre, present tense/Présent)
  • (me,te,se etc…) remettre, to put , to give, to return
  • reconnaître, to recognise, to acknowledge, to admit
  • aimer, to like, to love

Other words (Nouns, adjectives, adverbs etc.)

  • depuis, since, from
  • le tout, everything , whole, just, the entire
  • le début, beginning, start
  • la personnalité, personality,character
  • plus, more
  • inspirant, inspiring
  • de tout, of all, of everything, of any
  • On, we, you
  • évoluer, to evolve
  • comme, like, such as , since, how
  • le monde, people, society
  • tout le monde, everyone, everybody
  • mais, yet, however, although, though, but then
  • c’est de savoir, is knowing
  • en, in,by,as,into
  • ses, his, her,its
  • tord, wrong, mistake
  • pour, for, to
  • ça, that
  • C’est pour ça, that is why

 

References

Context Reverso

deepl

Direct Objects

Tout vs. Tous

What is the difference between savoir and connaître?

 

 

End notes

Yall I am also learning French, so bear with me regarding the translations. I am translating as I understand and not literally.  

Not 100% sure of this sentence’s translation. V stands for “Verb” and N for “Noun”