Answered! Jump to accepted answer.
Kwiziq community member
5 February 2018
au moins and du moins
What is the difference in the usage of these two ?
Both can be translated by "at least" but "du moins" is a qualifying statement while "au moins" talks about the minimum. Here is an example:
Il est allé se coucher, du moins je le crois. -- He went to sleep, at least that's what I believe.Il a dormi au moins 8 heures. -- He slept at least 8 hours.
-- Chris (not a native speaker).
6 February 2018
A typo struck again in my previous post. It should be "il a dormi 8 heures...".
... and of course also "il est allé se coucher..."
I do wish there were some way to go back and correct them.
Login to submit your answer
Don't have an account yet? Join today
Test your French to the CEFR standard
French listening practice
French reading practice
French speaking practice
French writing practice