Why the lesson cannot be updated?

DinaB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Why the lesson cannot be updated?

I went through all the same learning route as other students in the Q&A section to this lesson: the difference between un peu and peu for the example with argent from the test, and then why it should be peu d'amis though it is countable, etc, etc. It takes at least 2 approaches to the lesson through the test for an average student to get all the insights and nuances in the Q&A section. I wish all this has been reflected in the body text - it would certainly help to understand the topic better and quicker

Asked 1 month ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Maybe it helps to think of it this way:

un peu de qqc -- a bit of something
peu de -- few

It's very much like in English: you use "few" for countable things and "a bit" for uncountable ones.

Est-ce que je peux avoir un peu de lait? -- Can I have a bit of milk?
Il a peu d'amis. -- He has few friends.

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Can only agree Dina. The response to my question/comment previously was that 'un peu de' and 'peu de' meant «totally different things». That seems to be true in French, but is not reflected in the English translations in the lesson, nor accompanying text.

Why the lesson cannot be updated?

I went through all the same learning route as other students in the Q&A section to this lesson: the difference between un peu and peu for the example with argent from the test, and then why it should be peu d'amis though it is countable, etc, etc. It takes at least 2 approaches to the lesson through the test for an average student to get all the insights and nuances in the Q&A section. I wish all this has been reflected in the body text - it would certainly help to understand the topic better and quicker

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