How to make Comparisons with Adverbs in French [+7 Examples]

How to make Comparisons with Adverbs in French

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In this grammar lesson you will learn how to make comparisons with adverbs in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to make comparisons with adverbs in French
  • how comparisons with adverbs are used in French sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to make comparisons with adverbs in French
  • how to practice with flashcard on to make comparisons with adverbs in French
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn 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 the overall structure of French A2.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to make comparisons with adverbs in French!

Table of Contents

Overview of Comparisons with Adverbs

plus [adverbe] quemore [adverb] than / [adverb]-er than
aussi [adverbe] queas [adverb] as
moins [adverbe] queless [adverb] than

How to make Comparisons with Adverbs in French

If you want to express that one thing is more than the other, then you will use the following construction:

  • plus [adverbe] que = more [adverb] than / [adverb]-er than

Elle court plus vite que moi.

She runs faster than I do.

Paul parle plus lentement que Stella.

Paul speaks more slowly than Stella.

Les mots font plus mal que les poings.

Words hurt more than fists.

If you want to express that one thing is on the same level as something else, then you will use the following construction:

  • aussi [adverbe] que = as [adverb] as

Je pratique aussi bien que mon frère.

I practice as well as my brother.

Je nage aussi mal que je cours.

I’m as bad at swimming as I am at running.

If you want to express that one thing is less than something else, then you will use the following construction:

  • moins [adverbe] que = less [adverb] than         

Paul mange moins fréquemment que Charles.

Paul eats less frequently than Charles.

Ce bus va moins vite que l’autre.

This bus goes slower than the other one.

Please note that you never have to agree in gender when you compare with adverbs.

This is because adverbs don’t have a gender.

Please also note that you have to use stress pronouns (que moi, toi, lui/elle, nous, vous, eux/elles) when you compare with adverbs.

Sentences Overview of How to make Comparisons with Adverbs in French

The final section of this lesson on how to make comparisons with adverbs in French is about seeing the comparisons in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to make comparisons with adverbs in French through examples.

Here you can find all of the sentences used in the previous chapter, neatly organised in one place.

Elle court plus vite que moi.

She runs faster than I do.

Paul parle plus lentement que Stella.

Paul speaks more slowly than Stella.

Les mots font plus mal que les poings.

Words hurt more than fists.

Je pratique aussi bien que mon frère.

I practice as well as my brother.

Je nage aussi mal que je cours.

I’m as bad at swimming as I am at running.

Paul mange moins fréquemment que Charles.

Paul eats less frequently than Charles.

Ce bus va moins vite que l’autre.

This bus goes slower than the other one.

Quiz Yourself on How to make Comparisons with Adverbs in French

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

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

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!

How to Practice With Flashcards for This Lesson

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