Mieux vs meilleur

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Kwiziq community member

10 November 2017

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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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French lesson "Meilleur, mieux, pire / plus mauvais, plus mal = better, best, worse and worst (irregular comparatives and superlatives)"


Kwiziq community member

11 November 2017


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).


Kwiziq community member

7 May 2018


Same question. Nobody really has the answer to this? 


Kwiziq language super star

24 August 2018


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...

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