Mieux vs meilleur

LeahC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Mieux vs meilleur

Correct answer in test: "Elle (referring to la maison) est mieux que l'autre. In the lesson the example is "Les bonbons sont meilleurs que.... Noun + Etre +..meilleur or mieux. I would have thought it would be meilleure. $
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CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi All,

This is so instinctive it is difficult to explain further, but you would always use 'meilleur' with food stuff  when you are comparing their taste/flavour etc .

Hope that helps...

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
I just conferred with a native French speaker and learned the following: Ma maison est mieux que la tienne. Mes bonbons sont meilleurs que les tiens. Two completely parallel grammatical constructions but different use of adverb vs. adjective. Maybe Aurélie can weigh in here. -- Chris (who conferred with a native speaker).
ArndisA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Same question. Nobody really has the answer to this? 

Mieux vs meilleur

Correct answer in test: "Elle (referring to la maison) est mieux que l'autre. In the lesson the example is "Les bonbons sont meilleurs que.... Noun + Etre +..meilleur or mieux. I would have thought it would be meilleure. $

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