"Hardly" eg can you swim? answer "hardly"

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"Hardly" eg can you swim? answer "hardly"

English can respond to a question by saying hardly can it be used in the same way in french. thank you
Asked 4 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
Bonjour Sue !

This is an interesting question: in this case "guère" can never be used on its own.
If you wanted to express "hardly" in the mentioned context, you would use the expression "à peine":

"Sais-tu nager ? - À peine."

I've now added a note to the lesson.
Merci beaucoup et à bientôt !

"Hardly" eg can you swim? answer "hardly"

English can respond to a question by saying hardly can it be used in the same way in french. thank you

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