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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

help with meaning in French!?

Can someone please explain is I have chosen the correct answers in this sentence?

Il s'en/sans fait peu/peux/peut comme lui.

I believe the answer is: "Il s'en fait peut comme lui" but I don't understand the first part of the sentence "il s'en fait..". What does "s'en" mean/refer to?

And does the sentence translate to "He can do it just as well as him" ?

Any help is appreciated!

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  • 2 months ago
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    It looks like it's reflexive, "se faire" being the verb. French is full of reflexive verbs. "en" is a preposition that has a couple of uses.  It's best to learn y / en together, because they are opposites.

    y = to/into something

    en = from/of something

    So I think "s'en faire peu" means "to do little of that", "that" being whatever you're discussing.  I think it means "He doesn't do much of that, like him" or "He does little of that, like him".  But I'll wait for answers from someone French or who speaks French better than I do.

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