Porter vs. Mener

March 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

Pizza à emporter – take-out pizza

Porter means to carry.  Mener means to lead.  One uses forms of  porter when talking about taking or bringing things.  One uses forms of mener when talking about taking or bringing people.  The prefix ‘a’ indicates bringing toward, the prefix ’em’ indicates taking away. 

apporter – to bring
emporter – to take
porter – to carry

amener – to bring
emmener – to take
se promener – to walk
mener – to lead

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