How do I use the verb 'manquer' ?

Manquer is a regular -er verb which means 'to miss' someone. It is a reflexive verb, which means a pronoun (me, te, le, la, nous, vous, les) must be used before the verb.


Unusually, the pronoun in this case does not indicate the object of the verb (the person being missed) but instead indicates the subject (the person who is missing someone else). For example:

Je te manques = You miss me

Tu me manques = I miss you


Use of the manquer verb should take the following structure: 


(Personal pronoun) + (direct object pronoun) + Manquer (conjugated)


Je te manque

Tu me manques

Il/Elle/On vous manque

Nous la manquons

Vous les manquez

Ils/Elles le manquent


Amee T. GCSE French tutor, A Level French tutor, GCSE Music tutor, GC...

2 years ago

Answered by Amee, a GCSE French tutor with MyTutor

Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist


PremiumImogen C. A Level English Language tutor, A Level French tutor, GCSE ...
View profile
£30 /hr

Imogen C.

Degree: Linguistics with French (Bachelors) - Newcastle University

Subjects offered: French, English Literature+ 3 more

English Literature
English Language
-Personal Statements-

“Enthusiastic and friendly French and English tutor delivering interactive, personally tailored lessons to suit your academic needs.”

Leila H. Uni Admissions Test .TSA. Oxford. tutor, A Level English Lit...
View profile
£18 /hr

Leila H.

Degree: Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Bachelors) - Oxford, The Queen's College University

Subjects offered: French, Spanish+ 3 more

English Literature
English Language
.TSA. Oxford.

“About me:I am a Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) student at the University of Oxford. While I always knew that I have adeep love for humanities and social sciences, I was torn between the different subjects, from economics to...”

MyTutor guarantee

Emily C. GCSE French tutor
View profile
£18 /hr

Emily C.

Degree: French and Spanish (Bachelors) - Leeds University

Subjects offered: French


“About me: I am currently studying French and Spanish at the University of Leeds which I am absolutely loving. I have always been a passionate linguistic, especially in French, and would love to be able to share my passion with you.  ...”

MyTutor guarantee

About the author

PremiumAmee T. GCSE French tutor, A Level French tutor, GCSE Music tutor, GC...
View profile

Amee T.

Currently unavailable: for new students

Degree: BA Modern Languages - French and Arabic (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered: French, Music+ 1 more


“Amee Thwaites, 2nd year student at Durham University, experienced and enthusiastic tutor of Music, French and English!”

You may also like...

Posts by Amee

How do I get better at musical dictation?

How do I use the verb 'manquer' ?

Other GCSE French questions

What should I include in my controlled assessment?

How do I know whether a verb takes 'à' or 'de' as a preposition?

When should I use qui/que/ce qui/ce que?

Write an advantage and a disadvantage of the writer's job

View GCSE French tutors


We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss