How to express Quantity in French [Explanation + 12 Examples]

How to express Quantity in French

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In this grammar lesson you will learn how to express quantity in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to express quantity in French
  • how the terms for quantity are used in French sentences
  • how to quiz yourself on how to express quantity in French
  • the way to download Anki files for how to express quantity in French

Please refer to the French A2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in A2 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to express quantity in French!

Table of Contents

A few: Quelques

The smallest form of quantity in French can be express with the word “quelques“.

  • quelques = a few/ some/ a couple

Elle a dormi pendant quelques heures.

She slept for a few hours.

Je voudrais quelques enveloppes.

I would like some envelopes.

J’ai quelques questions.

I have a couple of questions.

Several: Plusieurs

A medium level of quantity in French can be express with the word “plusieurs“.

  • plusieurs = several

Je connais plusieurs Canadiens.

I know several Canadians.

Plusieurs routes sont fermées.

Several roads are closed.

Elle a plusieurs jupes.

She has several skirts.

Many: Beaucoup de

A high level of quantity in French can be express with the words “beaucoup de“.

  • beaucoup de = many/a lot of

J’ai beaucoup de photos.

I have a lot of pictures.

Tu as beaucoup de livres.

You have many books.

Elle a beaucoup de chiens.

She has many dogs.

Example Sentences of How to Express Quantity in French

The final section of this lesson on how to express quantity in French is about seeing terms in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to express quantity in French through examples.

Elle a dormi pendant quelques heures.

She slept for a few hours.

Je voudrais quelques enveloppes.

I would like some envelopes.

J’ai quelques questions.

I have a couple of questions.

Je parle quelques langues.

I speak a few languages.

Je connais plusieurs Canadiens.

I know several Canadians.

Plusieurs routes sont fermées.

Several roads are closed.

Elle a plusieurs jupes.

She has several skirts.

Le mot a plusieurs significations.

The word has several meanings.

J’ai beaucoup de photos.

I have a lot of pictures.

Tu as beaucoup de livres.

You have many books.

Elle a beaucoup de chiens.

She has many dogs.

Clara connaît beaucoup de chansons.

Clara knows a lot of songs.

Quiz Yourself on How to Express Quantity in French

It’s not enough to just read this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want.

Anki File for How to Express Quantity in French

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A2 you can practice every French A2 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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