I'm a bit confused as to when to use, "mal," and when, "mauvais," as they both mean, bad.

Susan C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I'm a bit confused as to when to use, "mal," and when, "mauvais," as they both mean, bad.

What are the rules or nuances?
Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq team member
Exactly the same as between bon and bien: bon/mauvais are adjectives while bien/mal are adverbs.
Susan C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Got it. Merci.

I'm a bit confused as to when to use, "mal," and when, "mauvais," as they both mean, bad.

What are the rules or nuances?

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