"Hardly" eg can you swim? answer "hardly"


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6 February 2017

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"Hardly" eg can you swim? answer "hardly"

English can respond to a question by saying hardly can it be used in the same way in french. thank you

This question relates to:
French lesson "Ne … guère = Hardly"


Kwiziq language super star

8 February 2017


Bonjour Sue ! This is an interesting question: in this case "guère" can never be used on its own. If you wanted to express "hardly" in the mentioned context, you would use the expression "à peine": "Sais-tu nager ? - À peine." I've now added a note to the lesson. Merci beaucoup et à bientôt !

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