Les Opposés

Here are some sentences where we compare opposites using various words.

  • J’aime le poisson et les frites / Je n’aime ni le poisson ni les frites — I like fish and fries / I don’t like neither fish nor fries
  • J’aime quelqu’un / Je n’aime personne — I like someone / I don’t like anybody 
  • Je vois quelque chose / Je ne vois rien — I see something / I see nothing
  • Je travaille encore / Je ne travaille plus — I am still working / I am not working anymore
  • Je vais quelque part / Je ne vais nulle part — I am going somewhere / I am not going anywhere
  • Il est arrivé quelque choseRien n’est arrivé — Something is happening / Nothing is happening
  • Il est déjà parti / Il n’est pas encore parti — He already left / He still has not left
  • Tout le monde a parlé / Personne n‘a parlé — Everyone said / No one said
  • Moi aussi / Moi non plus — Me too / Me neither


Thank you for reading, and sorry this is such a short post this week. I have been having an off week with illness and injury, but I am working on a requested post for next week.

Have a great week, and see you all later!

Merci à vous !



7 thoughts on “Opposites

  1. OK, here’s one for you to add! I just now needed to write “me, neither.” “Me, too” is moi aussi, right? Would “me, neither” be moi non plus? And, if so, would you pronounce the “s” of “plus”?

  2. Pingback: Opposites in language and in the world – Zipf's Law

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