Depending on whether using faire or rendre, how do they make a difference of meaning? Or is the meaning the same?

  • Qu’est-ce qui fait une vie réussie ?

  • Qu’est-ce qui rend une vie réussie ?

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"Rendre" is a matter of transformation, while "faire" is more a matter of construction.

If I paint a wall with white paint, I make it white. "Je rends ce mur blanc", because the wall existed before (transformation, not a construction). If I build a wall with white blank pages, "Je fais un mur", as I create it.

Makes sense?


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