Non plus = neither / nor (negation)

Look at these opposites:

Je vois Boris.
- Moi aussi!

I see Boris.
- Me too!

 

Je ne vois pas Boris.
- Moi non plus!

I don't see Boris.
- Me neither!

 

Note that non plus (neither) is the negative of aussi (also/too)

In French, it's actually simpler than in English for once, as you always use non plus as a shorter way to answer in the negative (i.e. neither or nor), as such:

Je ne mange pas beaucoup. - Non, moi non plus.
I don't eat much. - No, me neither.
I don't eat much. - No, nor do I.

Je n'ai pas payé la facture d'électricité. Le chauffage non plus.
I didn't pay the electricity bill. Nor the heating.

Elle n'aime pas la vanille. Et le chocolat non plus.
She doesn't like vanilla. Nor chocolate.

Note that because plus is used in a negative context here, you don't pronounce the final "s".


See also Ne ... pas non plus = Not ... either (negation) 

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Examples and resources

Je n'ai pas payé la facture d'électricité. Le chauffage non plus.
I didn't pay the electricity bill. Nor the heating.


Elle n'aime pas la vanille. Et le chocolat non plus.
She doesn't like vanilla. Nor chocolate.


Je ne mange pas beaucoup. - Non, moi non plus.
I don't eat much. - No, me neither.
I don't eat much. - No, nor do I.


Je ne vois pas Boris.
- Moi non plus!

I don't see Boris.
- Me neither!


counter example


Je vois Boris.
- Moi aussi!

I see Boris.
- Me too!


Q&A

Don

Kwiziq community member

6 December 2018

0 replies

In a multi-answer test question, I was marked off for not including "Not us" as a possible translation for "Nous non plus."

I don't see that meaning in this lesson. Wouldn't the back translation for "Not us" be "Pas nous?"

Milton

Kwiziq community member

29 April 2017

4 replies

what's the difference between "non plus" and "ni" they both seem to mean neither and nor

Gruff

Kwiziq language super star

29 April 2017

29/04/17

Hi Milton - good question. Here's how ne... ni... is used: https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/how-to-use-ne-ni-ni-neither-nor-negation

This construct is used when you have a 'neither X nor Y (nor Z)' list of things, whereas 'non plus' appears after one person or thing.

sue

Kwiziq community member

29 April 2017

29/04/17

ni ...... ni is where in English you would use neither... nor. Non plus is used for example if someone says I am not cold you could say -me neither, or neither am I . It will follow a phrase in the negative as in English. If someone says I am hot you would say so am I or me too, and not neither.

Milton

Kwiziq community member

29 April 2017

29/04/17

Thank you very much Gruff and Sue. I get it now. You can say "je n'aime ni le fromage ni le lait" with the ni....ni construction, and with non plus when someone says "je n'aime le fromage" you can say "non plus".

Apumarode

Kwiziq community member

14 November 2018

14/11/18

You mean "Je n'aime pas le fromage"?

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