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i'm going through the discussions i initiated and making notes for study.  these 2 were never answered.  

consignes v. mode d’emploi

i  know "mode d'emploi."  is there a difference between "consignes" and "instructions"?  is one used more than the other if they're the same?  Tx

*etre perdu, s'etre perdu, egarre'

i have the example "nous nous sommes e'gare's" meaning "we're lost."  "se perdre" is "to get lost."  but when i looked at how to say "i'm lost" i saw one example that used "je me suis perdu" while all the others just said "je suis perdu."  when u can't determine where u are in a city, do u say "je suis perdu" or "je me suis perdu"?  Tx  

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"Consigne" is more imperative  than "instruction".

Two are used in different situations.

At school, pupils have "consignes" to realize an exercise.

In a "mode d'emploi" there are "instructions"

If I am in a city, and I am lost.

I wanted to ask my way.

I ask : Je suis perdu. Je ne sais pas ou je suis.

It's a observation  of a situation. I am lost.

If I want to explain to somebody what happened. I explain "Je me suis perdue" I was walking and I lost my way. It's an explanation, I relate what happened.

If you want to ask your way, the two are right.

Je suis perdu = I know I am lost somewhere, and you might help.

Je me suis perdu = I was walking and I take a wrong way, maybe you might help.

At school, pupils have "consignes" to realize an exercise.

me: realize isn't used the way the french use it.  when u realize that u were wrong about sth., u just come to a recognition that u were wrong.  

If you want to ask your way, the two are right.

me: both are right.  never say "the both" though many people make this mistake.  "the 2" is not wrong. 

  

Je me suis perdu = I was walking and I take a wrong way, maybe you might help.

me: "i go the wrong way" or "i take a wrong turn" 

I am going to begin a booknote for my poor memory ;-) thank you.

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