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Adverbs of quantity in French

What are adverbs of amount?

Adverbs of amount (French: les adverbes de quantité) are used to inquire how much something is and also indicate the amount of something in particular. These special kind of adverbs are often followed by de + noun. 

The most important adverbs of amount you have to keep in mind are:

  • beaucoup (a lot)
  • plus (more)
  • très  (very)

List of adverbs of quantity in French

Français English Example sentences
 assez  enough, quite  Je dormis assez mal.
 aussi  as much/many...as  Je mange celle-là aussi.
 autant  so much/many  Je regrette que cette campagne te stresse autant.
 davantage  more  Il risque davantage.
 encore  still, again   Elle était jeune encore.
 environ  about, roughly  Il avait environ cinquante ans.
 moins  less, fewer  J'ai moins d'étudiants que Gary.
 peu  little, few  Je dors peu.
 presque  almost  Mon travail ici est presque fini.
 seulement  only  Une heure seulement!
 tant  so  Tant mieux pour eux.
 tellement  so (much/many)  Je les aime tellement.
 tout  complete, entire, all  Diane a mangé la pizza tout entière.
 trop  too much  Il y a trop de pluie.
 un peu  a bit  Je le connais un peu.

 


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