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CANPIERRE



Joined: 19 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:21 pm    Post subject: to stay Reply with quote

Bonjour.


When is appropriet to use sejour and rester ? Isn't both means to stay?


Merci

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coltanno



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rester meens "to remain" and sejour meens "stay" so they both meen "stay here" (in a way) Wink
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Jim



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

>When is appropriate to use sejour and rester ? Isn't both means to stay?

Sejour is a noun. Un séjour. "J'ai passé un bref séjour à Lille"
(I stayed a little while in Lille.)

Rester is a verb. "Je ne suis pas resté longtemps à Lille".
(I didn't stay long in Lille.)

Because rester is a verb of movement (really!) it is composed with
être in the perfect tense.
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zmike



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sejour is a noun...= A journey, a vaction
rester is a verb...= to stay, to rest

there is a BIG difference.
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Rob



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zmike wrote:
sejour is a noun...= A journey, a vaction
rester is a verb...= to stay, to rest

there is a BIG difference.


I wouldn't tell english speakers that it also means rest because then they will get it confused most of the time and will say 'rester' but really mean 'se reposer'.
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