Me and te

Tu me regardes, je te regarde
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Me, myself / you, yourself

The French pronouns me and te are both three different types of pronouns, with different purposes and translations. They also have different forms.

Direct object pronouns

Me is the first person singular direct object pronoun, while te is the second person singular.

Par exemple…

Tu me connais bien.   You know me well.
Je te connais bien.   I know you well.

Indirect object pronouns

Likewise, me is the first person singular indirect object pronoun, and te is the second person singular.

Par exemple…

Tu me souris.   You’re smiling at me.
Je te souris.   I’m smiling at you.

Reflexive pronouns

Once again, me is the first person singular reflexive pronoun, and te is the second person singular.

Par exemple…

Je me vois dans tes yeux.   I see myself in your eyes.
Tu te vois dans mes yeux.   You see yourself in my eyes.

Forms of me and te

No matter what type of pronoun they are being used as, me and te have two special forms:

  1. In front of a vowel or mute h, they contract to m’ and t’.
  2. In certain constructions, they become the stressed pronouns moi and toi.

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