Elle a peu d'amis? But you can count your friends.

DoraidaC1Kwiziq community member

Elle a peu d'amis? But you can count your friends.

Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Doraida ! Here the distinction is about whether to use "un peu de" (uncountable) versus "peu de" (countable): you will need the "de" in both cases. I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !
DoraidaC1Kwiziq community member
Thank you I think I understand now
PaulC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Aurélie, I recommend making the distinction between "a few friends" translated as "quelques" and "few friends" translated as "peu de" clearer in this lesson. As wriiten in the lesson, the usage of quelques and peu de appears to depend on countable and uncountable things. quelques (plural)

Used with countable things it means a couple of, some, a few.

[un] peu de 

Used with uncountable quantities, un peu de means a little, a bit of

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