“Le moins vite” or “le plus lent”

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John

Kwiziq community member

21 November 2017

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“Le moins vite” or “le plus lent”

Is one form preferred over the other or is it a matter of personal choice/context?

This relates to:
Le plus and le moins = the most and the least (superlative of adverbs) -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

22 November 2017

22/11/17

I guess that depends. The slowest would be "le plus lent", the least quick is "le moins vite". Usage would mostly be determined by context, I would say.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

10 April 2018

10/04/18

Hi John,


Actually in 'le moins vite''vite' being an adverb its equivalent would be 'le plus lentement', meaning the same thing emphasis being on speed or lack of it:


Arrivez à votre destination le moins vite possible ( or le plus lentement possible)


'Lent' and its opposite 'rapide' are both adjectives.


Here are some examples :


C'est la voiture la plus rapide au monde.


C'est le moyen de transport le plus lent au monde.


Hope this helps!

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