Elle a peu d'amis? But you can count your friends.

Doraida

Kwiziq community member

13 February 2017

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Elle a peu d'amis? But you can count your friends.

This relates to:
Quelque(s) vs (un) peu de = A couple/a few vs a bit of/few (indefinite adjectives) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

13 March 2017

13/03/17

Bonjour Doraida !

Here the distinction is about whether to use "un peu de" (uncountable) versus "peu de" (countable): you will need the "de" in both cases.

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

Doraida

Kwiziq community member

13 March 2017

13/03/17

Thank you
I think I understand now

Paul

Kwiziq community member

17 June 2018

17/06/18

Aurélie, I recommend making the distinction between "a few friends" translated as "quelques" and "few friends" translated as "peu de" clearer in this lesson. As wriiten in the lesson, the usage of quelques and peu de appears to depend on countable and uncountable things. quelques (plural)

Used with countable things it means a couple of, some, a few.


[un] peu de 

Used with uncountable quantities, un peu de means a little, a bit of

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