Quantities, Weights, + Measures in French
Les Quantités, les Poids et les Mesures
Learn how to talk about quantities so that you can go shopping and follow recipes in French.
Note that all of these expressions must be followed by de + noun without the definite or partitive article. For example, a kilogram of apples = un kilo(gramme) de pommes, NOT un kilo des pommes. There are some fairly rare exceptions to this rule, which you can read about in the advanced lesson.
|Specific quantities, weights, and measures|
|une boîte de||can, box, tin|
|une bouteille de||bottle|
|un carton de||box|
|une cuillère à soupe de||tablespoon|
|une cuillère à thé de||teaspoon|
|un kilogramme de
un kilo de
|un litre de||liter|
|une livre de||pound|
|un pot de||jar, cup|
|une tasse de||cup|
|un verre de||glass|
|General expressions of quantity - See Adverbs of quantity lesson|
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