Is adding "dire" in this phrase necessary? Could you say, "J'ai entendu qu'il y avait des requins par ici" instead?

mcguiresa jp Japan

Is adding "dire" in this phrase necessary? Could you say, "J'ai entendu qu'il y avait des requins par ici" instead?

July 11 at 00:44
  • KatySLanguages fr France

    Yes, you need to say "entendre dire" because this is the expression we use when we hear something from someone else. If you say just "j'ai entendu" that means you have heard something yourself, so here you would have the the sharks yourself.

    July 27 at 14:37