Si versus tellement

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Si versus tellement

Both si and tellement are used for so.  Are thee interchangeable or is there a preferred context for use?

Asked 4 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Kay,

There are cases where they are interchangeable but not always. Here is the rule of thumb:

si (more formal) / tellement (more informal) = so  

Il fait si / tellement froid ! = it is so cold!

C'est tellement / si bon! it is so good!

Simon conduit si / tellement vite ! Simon drives so fast!

 

tellement / tant (formal) = so much / so many

Il fait tellement / tant d'efforts = he makes so much efforts

J'ai lu ce livre tellement / tant de fois = I read this book so many times

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Si versus tellement

Both si and tellement are used for so.  Are thee interchangeable or is there a preferred context for use?

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