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About the adjective "meilleure"...

NicoleB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

About the adjective "meilleure"...

I thought "meilleure" meant "best" rather than "better," which is the meaning it's given in the chart. In the sample sentence "Le meilleur élève..." is said to mean "The best pupil..." So again, why in the chart is it said to mean better rather than best, as in the sentence? Thanks in advance.

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Nicole,

It is because of the article ‘le’ in front of meilleur which makes it ‘best’.

Le meilleur élève de la classe est Martin = The best pupil in the class is Martin But -

Marie est meilleure en anglais que Pauline = Marie is better in English than Pauline

Hope this helps!

NicoleB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Hi Cécilie,

Thanks for your reply, as always! It seems twice now I've ended up finding a different lesson that has the answer after I post my original question. Now that I'm in level B1 I see the full lesson, which explained it well. But thank you for responding and pointing out the difference.   :)

KarleneA2Kwiziq community member

I don't think I am set up properly.  I take the quiz then find the lesson afterwards.  I've been taking these quizzes after not speaking nor writing French for almost 60 years.   At one point in life, upon returning from France,  I had a hard time thinking in English.  But I do enjoy the quizzes and the lessons.

Il y a soixcent ans depuis que je parle français.  Les mots m'eschappent souvent surtout les règles de grammaire.  

CécileKwiziq team member

Bonjour Karlene, 

Mettez-vous en contact avec le Helpdesk si vous avez un problème technique ou d'utilisation, ils devraient pouvoir vous aider.

Ce Forum est pour les questions de langue et de culture.

En attendant, bonne continuation!

About the adjective "meilleure"...

I thought "meilleure" meant "best" rather than "better," which is the meaning it's given in the chart. In the sample sentence "Le meilleur élève..." is said to mean "The best pupil..." So again, why in the chart is it said to mean better rather than best, as in the sentence? Thanks in advance.

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