Shopping - quantity

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

Vocab

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

Q&A

David

Kwiziq community member

17 June 2019

2 replies

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

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

18 June 2019

18/06/19

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!

Chris

Kwiziq community member

18 June 2019

18/06/19

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

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