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British English: /mʌɪˈsɛlf/
, /mɪˈsɛlf/
American English: /maɪˈsɛlf/
, /məˈsɛlf/
When used as a reflexive pronoun, direct and indirect, myself is translated by me which is always placed before the verb: I've hurt myself = je me suis fait mal. When used as an emphatic the translation is moi-même: I did it myself = je l'ai fait moi-même.When used after a preposition myself is translated by moi or moi-même: I did it for myself = je l'ai fait pour moi or moi-même.For particular usages see below.

Translation of myself in French:


  • 1 (refl)
    (before vowel)
  • 2 (emphatic) I saw it myself
    je l'ai vu moi-même
    for myself
    pour moi, pour moi-même
    (all) by myself
    tout seul
  • 3 (expressions) I'm not much of a dog-lover myself
    personnellement je n'aime pas trop les chiens
    I'm not myself today
    je ne suis pas dans mon assiette aujourd'hui
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