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Transfert s01e22, Quiz 60: m’ont élevé

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    9 seconds, 23 words
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    raised me

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    Et en fait, euh la la réponse est simple, c’est que mes grands-parents maternels m’ont élevé depuis ma naissance jusqu’à mes 3 ans.

    And, in reality, the answer is simple, it’s that my maternal grandparents raised me from birth until I was 3.

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    What does “m’ont élevé” mean?

    “M’ont élevé” translates to “raised me” in English.

    Meaning and Usage

    This phrase is part of a verb construction in French where “m'” (me) is a direct object pronoun, and “ont élevé” is a form of the verb “élever,” which means “to raise” or “to bring up.”

    Examples

    • “Mes parents m’ont élevé avec beaucoup d’amour.” (My parents raised me with a lot of love.)
    • “Ils m’ont élevé pour être indépendant.” (They raised me to be independent.)

    Context

    “M’ont élevé” is used in personal narratives or discussions about upbringing. It’s appropriate in both formal and informal contexts.

    Synonyms

    • “M’ont formé” (formed me), with a focus more on training or education.
    • “M’ont grandi” (brought me up), though less common and slightly different in meaning.

    Cultural Notes

    In French culture, discussing how one was raised is common in conversations about personal history or family. The phrase “m’ont élevé” is a succinct way to refer to one’s upbringing.

    Summary

    “M’ont élevé” means “raised me” in French, used to talk about one’s upbringing or the way one was brought up by parents or guardians. It’s a common phrase in personal stories or discussions about family and can be used in various contexts.

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