Shopping - quantity

A selection of terms to express quantities in the context of shopping.


La pièce Each
La moitié Half
Le litre The litre
Le kilo The kilo
Une douzaine A dozen
Une tranche A slice
Un morceau A piece
Peser To weigh
Le poids The weight
La balance Scale



Kwiziq community member

17 June 2019

2 replies

Does la pièce really mean each? How do you use it?


Kwiziq language super star

18 June 2019


Hi David,

In the context of shopping you will encounter the word  pièce meaning each when it is priced per unit rather than weight .

Often seen on market stalls - 

Melon €6 pièce 

Hope this helps!


Kwiziq community member

18 June 2019


It's like "a piece" in English: 6 Euros a piece.

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