# If we have a quantity ,does it work in the the same way. he ate half of the apples.

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# If we have a quantity ,does it work in the the same way. he ate half of the apples.

How would you translate he ate half of the apples. would you need to insert a word such as he ate half the quantity of the apples?

This question relates to:French lesson "Demi, moitié, etc = Half"

Asked 4 years ago

AurélieKwiziq team member

Bonjour Sue !
Here, because it's a whole composed of only two halves, you will use "la moitié de" as such:
"Il a mangé la moitié des pommes."
That means there was a specific quantity of apples, and he ate half of this quantity.
I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

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# If we have a quantity ,does it work in the the same way. he ate half of the apples.

How would you translate he ate half of the apples. would you need to insert a word such as he ate half the quantity of the apples?

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