Pierre n'achète pas de vélo

Joakim

Kwiziq community member

13 June 2016

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Pierre n'achète pas de vélo

According to a question here, "Pierre n'achète pas de vélo" means "Pierre doesn't buy any bike". When would you use this phrase and when would you rather say "Pierre n'achète aucun vélo" ?

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

13 June 2016

13/06/16

Bonjour Joakim ! That's an interesting point. I would say that "Pierre n'achète pas de vélo." means "Pierre doesn't buy a (or any) bike." without emphasis on number, whereas to really emphasise 'any', I would use "aucun vélo". I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !

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