usage of "pire and pis"

YellamarajuC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

usage of "pire and pis"

Ses relations avec elle vont de mal en pis / Ça va de pire en pire. When to use pire and pis both mean "worse".
Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Yellamaraju ! The word "pis" is the old version of "pire", and as such it is used much less in speech and written French nowadays. You will usually encounter "pis" in fixed expressions, such as "de mal en pis" (you would never say "de mal en pire") or "tant pis" (i.e. too bad). The rest of the time, you use "pire" to express "worse" I hope that's helpful ! A bientôt !
YellamarajuC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Bonjour Aurélie, Thank you very much. It is quite clear.

usage of "pire and pis"

Ses relations avec elle vont de mal en pis / Ça va de pire en pire. When to use pire and pis both mean "worse".

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