J'aime bien VS J'aime beaucoup

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J'aime bien VS J'aime beaucoup

I notice that in most of the exercises, "J'aime beaucoup" is often used when followed by a noun, (e.g. J'aime beaucoup mon cousin Benjamin; Elle aime beaucoup les livres)

Whereas "J'aime bien" is often followed by verb (e.g. j'aime bien rester chez moi)

I am just wondering if they are completely interchangeable and if there is a tenancy of beaucoup use more with nouns and bien more with verbs.

Asked 3 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

I certainly have heard "j'aime bien" be used with nouns as well as verbs.

J'aime bien ton cousin. -- I like your cousin.
J'aime bien rester à la maison. -- I like staying in.

J'aime beaucoup is a bit stronger than j'aime bien but can also be used with verbs.

J'aime beaucoup  rester au lit le dimanche. -- I love staying in bed on Sundays.

J'aime bien VS J'aime beaucoup

I notice that in most of the exercises, "J'aime beaucoup" is often used when followed by a noun, (e.g. J'aime beaucoup mon cousin Benjamin; Elle aime beaucoup les livres)

Whereas "J'aime bien" is often followed by verb (e.g. j'aime bien rester chez moi)

I am just wondering if they are completely interchangeable and if there is a tenancy of beaucoup use more with nouns and bien more with verbs.

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