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ArchanaC1Kwiziq community member

des doutes

I wrote

tres bon instead of trop bon?

Whats exactly the difference. Someone told me trop is rather used for negative situations.

please clarify

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Archana, 

Just to add to Chris' excellent answer please take a look at the answers to a similar question -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/questions/view/tres-versus-trop

Bonne Continuation !

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

très -- very
trop -- too (much)

That said, trop is often used in spoken French to stress something even beyond using just "very". For example:

Vous êtes très gentil. -- You're very kind.
Vous êtes trop gentil. -- You're too kind. Note that even in English, "too" is often used to mean "very", like in this example.

Vous parlez trop vite. -- You're speaking too fast. Here, trop actually means "too much"; you're asking the person to speak more slowly because he's speaking too fast. So, you see, it very much depends on the context in which trop is used whether it is a lot of a good thing or too much.

des doutes

I wrote

tres bon instead of trop bon?

Whats exactly the difference. Someone told me trop is rather used for negative situations.

please clarify

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