RE the example about the television: the

Susan

Kwiziq community member

26 December 2016

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RE the example about the television: the

speaker seems to be talking about two specific tv sets, but the comparative chosen is, "mieux." Why would it not be, "meilleur?"

This relates to:
Meilleur, mieux, pire / plus mauvais, plus mal = better, best, worse and worst (irregular comparatives and superlatives) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

27 December 2016

27/12/16

Bonjour Susan !

Here it's the fact that to express a general opinion on something (This is good) that is *not* food, you use "c'est bien" in French rather than "c'est bon".
Therefore, the comparative will be "mieux" and not "meilleur" !

I hope that's helpful!
Bonnes Fêtes et à bientôt !

Susan

Kwiziq community member

28 December 2016

28/12/16

Merci.
To be sure I understand: if I were speaking of my tv, irrespective of comparison, I would say, "Ma télé est bien," not, "Ma télé est bon?"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

28 December 2016

28/12/16

Exactement Susan !

For anything that isn't food, you will use "c'est bien" instead of "c'est bon" !

Bonnes fêtes !

Mark

Kwiziq community member

27 February 2017

27/02/17

In an example above "Quel est le meilleur aspirateur?", that implies that l'aspirateur est bon, correct? Why would this not be "bien", like the case of "Ma télé est bien" above? It's not food.

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