How to use Reflexive Pronouns to say Each Other in French

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In this French grammar lesson you will learn how to use reflexive pronouns to say each other in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to say each other in French
  • how this concept is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to say each other in French
  • how you can download the Anki files for how to say each other in French

Please refer to the French B2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French B2.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to say each other in French!

Table of Contents

Reflexive Pronouns in French

subject pronounreflexive pronounconjugated verb
jeme/m’conjugated verb
tute/t’conjugated verb
il/elle/onse/s’conjugated verb
nousnousconjugated verb
vousvousconjugated verb
ils/ellesse/s’conjugated verb

Using Reflexive Pronouns to say Each Other in French

You will use reflexive pronouns (nous/vous/se/s’) to say “each other” in French.

Elle et moi, on se comprend.

She and I understand each other.

Nous nous sommes regardés.

We looked at each other.

Ils se sont souri toute la journée.

They smiled at each other the entire day.

Ils se comprennent parfaitement.

They understand each other perfectly.

Mes parents s’aiment beaucoup !

My parents love each other a lot!

However, this may be confusing as times.

How do you know that it is not just a “normal” use of reflexive pronouns rather than to say “each other”?

For example, this French sentence can mean two things depending on the context.

Les soldats se sont battus.

The soldiers fought each other.

Les soldats se sont battus.

The soldiers fought themselves.

You will know which meaning is intented by looking at the context.

Only by looking at the context will you know what the speaker of the sentence meant.

Example Sentences on Using Reflexive Pronouns to say Each Other in French

The final section of this lesson on each other in French is about seeing the concept in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of each other in French through examples.

Elle et moi, on se comprend.

She and I understand each other.

Nous nous sommes regardés.

We looked at each other.

Ils se sont souri toute la journée.

They smiled at each other the entire day.

Ils se comprennent parfaitement.

They understand each other perfectly.

Mes parents s’aiment beaucoup !

My parents love each other a lot!

Les soldats se sont battus.

The soldiers fought each other.

Les soldats se sont battus.

The soldiers fought themselves.

Test Your Knowledge on Using Reflexive Pronouns to say Each Other in French

It’s not enough just to read the lesson on this subject.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the test as many times as you want. There’s no limit to it!

Anki File for Using Reflexive Pronouns to say Each Other in French

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French B2 you can practice every French B2 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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