In French, the adverbial pronoun "en" is very useful. It can be used for different usages. One of them is to replace quantities.
Learn how to use "en" to replace quantities in French
Look at these examples with the pronoun "en":
J'ai quatre chiens. - J'en ai quatre.I've got four dogs. - I've got four of them.
Il a regardé deux films. - Il en a regardé deux.He watched two films. - He watched two of them
Laure apporte cent roses. - Laure en apporte cent.Laure is bringing a hundred roses. - Laure is bringing a hundred of them.
Vous voulez une boîte de chocolats ? - Oui, je vais en prendre une.Do you want a box of chocolates? - Yes, I'm going to take one.
En as a pronoun can replace a noun when given a quantity of it = I bought twenty of them / I have three of them...
Note the order is as such:
Simple tense : en + [verb] + [number]
Close Future : aller + en + [infinitive] + [number]
Compound tense : en + [auxiliary] + [past participle] + [number]
This also applies to un / une (one):
Tu achètes un pantalon ? - Oui, j'en achète un.Are you buying (a pair of) trousers? -Yes, I'm buying one.
Tu as des sœurs ? - Oui, j'en ai une.Do you have sisters? - Yes, I have one.
as well as un autre / une autre (another one):
Tu as aimé ta glace ? - Oui, j'en veux une autre !Did you enjoy your ice cream? - Yes, I want another one!
Mon stylo s'est cassé alors j'en ai acheté un autre.My pen broke so I bought another one.
See also En can replace de + [phrase] (French Adverbial Pronouns)
and Using le/la/l'/les = it/him/her/them (French Direct Object Pronouns)
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