How would you say, "He does not have one car. He has two."?

DianeB2Kwiziq community member

How would you say, "He does not have one car. He has two."?

Il n'a pas une voiture. Il en a deux.
Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member

Bonjour Diane,

If you wanted to emphasise the number of cars he has, you could indeed say:
"Il n'a pas une voiture. Il en a deux.",
and even more colloquially, you could say:
"Il n'a pas une voiture, mais deux !"

Thank you for pointing out that case, we added this distinction to the existing lesson:
https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/un-and-une-become-de-or-d-in-negative-sentences-indefinite-article

Merci et à bientôt !

Ly fenC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Bonjour, Peut-on dire : "Il n'a pas seulement une voiture, mais deux." Merci d'avance.
ShantiA1Kwiziq community member
Il n'a que une voiture mais deux
ShantiA1Kwiziq community member
Correction Il n'a qu'une voiture, mais deux

How would you say, "He does not have one car. He has two."?

Il n'a pas une voiture. Il en a deux.

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