How to say Not Enough in French [+11 Examples]

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In this grammar lesson you will learn how to say not enough in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to say not enough in French
  • how the negation is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to say not enough in French
  • the way Anki files can be downloaded for how to say not enough in French

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

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to say not enough in French!

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Not Enough in French

“Not enough” in French can be expressed in the following way:

  • ne…pas assez + [adjectif/adverbe] = not + [adjective/adverb] + enough

Je n’ai pas assez dormi.

I didn’t get enough sleep.

Je n’étais pas assez fort.

I wasn’t strong enough.

Je ne suis pas assez stupide pour le croire.

I’m not stupid enough to believe that.

Tu n’es pas assez rapide.

You’re not fast enough.

Ce n’était pas assez.

It wasn’t enough.

Not Enough Of in French

“Not enough (of)” in French can be expressed in the following way:

  • ne…pas assez de/d’ + [nom] = not enough (of) + [noun]

Je n’ai pas assez de temps pour manger.

I don’t have enough time to eat.

Il n’y a pas assez de pain.

There is not enough bread.

Ma voiture n’a pas assez de puissance.

My car isn’t powerful enough.

Elle n’a pas assez de bon sens.

She lacks common sense.

Nous n’avons pas assez de temps.

We don’t have enough time.

Ils n’emploient pas assez de personnel.

They don’t employ enough people.

Sentences Overview of Not Enough in French

The final section of this lesson on how to say not enough in French is about seeing the negation in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to say not enough in French through examples.

Here you can find the sentences of the previous chapters, neatly stored in one place.

Je n’ai pas assez dormi.

I didn’t get enough sleep.

Je n’étais pas assez fort.

I wasn’t strong enough.

Je ne suis pas assez stupide pour le croire.

I’m not stupid enough to believe that.

Tu n’es pas assez rapide.

You’re not fast enough.

Ce n’était pas assez.

It wasn’t enough.

Je n’ai pas assez de temps pour manger.

I don’t have enough time to eat.

Il n’y a pas assez de pain.

There is not enough bread.

Ma voiture n’a pas assez de puissance.

My car isn’t powerful enough.

Elle n’a pas assez de bon sens.

She lacks common sense.

Nous n’avons pas assez de temps.

We don’t have enough time.

Ils n’emploient pas assez de personnel.

They don’t employ enough people.

Quiz Yourself on Not Enough 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 practice 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 Not Enough 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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