se rappeler/se souvenir – Free Exercise

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Exercises

Do we need to use the preposition de in the gaps below? Choose the correct option.

  1. Te souviens-tu jour où nous nous sommes rencontrés ?Se souvenir is used with the preposition de.|de + le = duDo you remember the day we met?
  2. Je me rappelle beaux couchers de soleil en Bretagne.Se rappeler does not take a preposition, it is followed by a direct object.I remember the beautiful sunsets in Brittany.
  3. Lucie se souvient bons moments passés avec ses amis.Se souvenir is used with the preposition de.|de + les = desLucie remembers the good times spent with her friends.
  4. Anne ne se souvient plus date de naissance de son père.Se souvenir is used with the preposition de.Anne can no longer remember her father’s date of birth.
  5. Elle se rappelle histoires que lui racontait sa grand-mère.Se rappeler does not take a preposition, it is followed by a direct object.She can remember the stories that her grandmother told her.

Do we need to use a personal object pronoun (le, la, les) or the adverbial pronoun en? Complete the sentences with the correct option.

  1. —Est-ce que tu te souviens de cette belle soirée à Berlin ?
    —Oui, je m’  souviens.Because se souvenir takes the preposition de, it can also be used with the adverbial pronoun en.—Do you remember that lovely evening in Berlin?
    —Yes, I remember it.
  2. —Est-ce que tu te rappelles du prénom de la nouvelle élève ?
    —Oui, je me   rappelle.Because se rappeler does not take a preposition, we have to use it with a personal object pronoun instead of en.—Do you remember the new student’s name?
    —Yes, I remember.
  3. —Est-ce que vous vous souvenez de notre ancienne maison de vacances ?
    —Nous nous   souvenons un peu.Because se souvenir takes the preposition de, it can also be used with the adverbial pronoun en.—Do you remember our old holiday home?
    —We can remember it a bit.
  4. —Est-ce que tu te rappelles les heures passées à apprendre la broderie ?
    —Oui, je me   rappelle.Because se rappeler does not take a preposition, we have to use it with a personal object pronoun instead of en.—Do you remember all those hours we spent learning to embroider?
    —Yes, I remember them.
  5. —Est-ce que vous vous rappelez le jour où Quentin est tombé dans les orties ?
    —Oui, nous nous   rappelons très bien.Because se rappeler does not take a preposition, we have to use it with a personal object pronoun instead of en.—Do you remember the day Quentin fell into the nettles?
    —Yes, we remember that very well.