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Making comparisons

Making comparisons

Learning Objectives 

  • Be able to use the comparatives adverbs
  • Know how to pronounce “plus”

Supplemental resources: clothes

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Key Words & Phrases

  • Plus/Moins/Aussi + adjective or adverb (+ que) 
  • Plus/Moins/Autant + de + noun (+ que)
  • Verb + Plus/Moins/Autant + que 

Je conduis plus prudemment que mon frère.
Notre voiture est plus confortable que la vôtre.
J’ai autant d’amis que toi.
Ils travaillent moins que nous.

Il est meilleur que son frère.

Ce film est pire que le précédent.

  • Adjectives and adverbs

Il est plus‿âgé que moi.   /pluh-z/
Il est plus grand que moi. /pluh/
Il écoute plus‿attentivement que moi. /pluh-z/
Il cours plus vite que moi. /pluh/

  • Verbs and nouns

Il travaille plus que moi. /pluh-s/
Il mange plus de fruits que moi. /pluh-s/


How to compare in French


Pronunciation of “plus”

Lawless French: Comparative adverbs

BBC Bitesize: Comparatives

Podcast Français Facile: Pronunciation of “plus”

Kwiziq: phrases “de plus en plus” and “de moins en moins”


Learn French with Frencheezi: Comparatives

Parapluie French: Comparatives

Learn French with FrenchPod101: How to make comparisons

French Truly TV: How to pronounce “plus”


Learn French Language Guide: Comparatives

Dummies.com: Comparisons with adjectives

Lawless French: Pronunciation of “plus”

Kwiziq:  phrases “de plus en plus” and “de moins en moins” with nouns


Learn French with Alexa: practice comparatives

To learn French: practice comparative forms

To learn French: practice comparatives with adjectives

To learn French: practice comparatives and prepositions

Using one of the recommended resources to get writing feedback, respond to the prompt below. 

  • Write 5 sentences about your imagined or ideal future using comparatives. You can talk about things you would ideally own, or do and compare them to your current situation or to famous characters or people.

Example: Je chanterai aussi bien qu’Edith Piaf.

Using one of the platforms for finding a tutor or language exchange partner, practice the speaking activities below. 

Partner Speaking Exercise:

  • Practice comparisons with your French-speaking partner by comparing your respective cities, buildings, and modes of transport. You might also need to use possessive pronouns!

Example: Ma ville est aussi grande que la tienne.

Independent Speaking Exercise:

  • If you are comfortable doing so, think about your childhood and compare it to the present (what you used to eat, do, etc.). You can also compare the historical past and compare it to the present if you prefer. Use comparative adverbs and the imperfect tense.
    • Example: Je m’endormais plus facilement quand j’étais petit.

You can find instructions and a download link in our flashcards module

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