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    Hi,

    I did a race today and I was inspired by my french exchange friend to do it. I want to send her a message saying 'Thank you, you're my inspiration!'

    Would it be ok to say 'merci, tu m'inspires!' ? (I read somewhere that you only say that if you're really close to them expressing sentiment, so might have different meaning in french)

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by Soffie)
    Hi,

    I did a race today and I was inspired by my french exchange friend to do it. I want to send her a message saying 'Thank you, you're my inspiration!'

    Would it be ok to say 'merci, tu m'inspires!' ? (I read somewhere that you only say that if you're really close to them expressing sentiment, so might have different meaning in french)

    Thanks!
    maybe: merci de m'avoir inspiré! = thanks for having inspired me
    or: c'est toi qui m'a inspiré, je t'en remercie! = (it's) you (who) inspired me, I thank you for it

    merci, tu m'inspires! doesn't really express what you're trying to say imo
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    (Original post by beyknowles2)
    maybe: merci de m'avoir inspiré! = thanks for having inspired me
    or: c'est toi qui m'a inspiré, je t'en remercie! = (it's) you (who) inspired me, I thank you for it

    merci, tu m'inspires! doesn't really express what you're trying to say imo
    thanks for replying, but for c'est toi qui m'a inspiré,
    , do i need another e on the end of inspiré as its preceding direct object (i think)? Because I am female
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    (Original post by Soffie)
    thanks for replying, but for c'est toi qui m'a inspiré,
    , do i need another e on the end of inspiré as its preceding direct object (i think)? Because I am female
    Nope 'C'est toi qui m'a inspiré' is the same as 'Tu m'as inspiré'. It's the perfect tense, but the auxillary verb used is Avoir so there is no agreement. I hope I've made that clear, quote again if not
 
 
 
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