Pas mal de ...


Kwiziq community member

23 November 2016

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Pas mal de ...

Bonjour, I've heard that one can use "pas mal de ..." to indicate "quite a lot", and I just want to confirm this is correct. For example: "Il y avait pas mal de monde à la fête". Merci ! Kathy

This question relates to:
French lesson "Quelques, plusieurs, de nombreux = A few, several, many (quantities)"


Kwiziq language super star

25 November 2016


Bonjour Kathy ! Indeed, this is correct. You use the expression "pas mal de" (= quite a lot of) as a quasi-synonym to "beaucoup de" or "plein de" = a lot of. Here's another example: "Il a pas mal de BDs dans sa chambre." (He has quite a lot of graphic novels in his bedroom.) À bientôt !

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