Why does "I've got few friends" translate to "J'ai peu d'amis" and not "J'ai peu des amis"?

MartinC1Kwiziq community member

Why does "I've got few friends" translate to "J'ai peu d'amis" and not "J'ai peu des amis"?


Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Martin,

It is -

J'ai peu d'amis = I have few friends

Bonne Continuation!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Peu specifies a certain quantity and after quantities you don't use the partitive article.

Tu as des amis? -- Do you have friends? (Here you need the partitive article because no specific quantity is specified).

Why does "I've got few friends" translate to "J'ai peu d'amis" and not "J'ai peu des amis"?


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