When does beaucoup need a 'de'?

SarahB1Kwiziq community member

When does beaucoup need a 'de'?

In the phrase "J'aime beaucoup ce nouveau bijou" why doesn't beaucoup need a "de"? 

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Sarah,

These are two different words entirely -

beaucoup a lot

beaucoup de = a lot of

So you could say for instance :

J'aime beaucoup avoir beaucoup de monde à la maison = I love ( like a lot )  having a lot of people at home

Hope this helps!

VictorA2Kwiziq community member

Hi Sarah, literally she's saying i like this new jewelry and not i like a lot of new jewelry, which will not be right for this listening exercise considering she's appreciating the beautiful jewelry.

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

J'aime beaucoup ton frère. -- I like your brother very much.
J'aime faire beaucoup de sport. -- I like to do a lot of sport.

When does beaucoup need a 'de'?

In the phrase "J'aime beaucoup ce nouveau bijou" why doesn't beaucoup need a "de"? 

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