"They are a lot taller than us."

Translation:Ils sont beaucoup plus grands que nous.

December 1, 2017

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Why does 'plus' have to be in the sentence. A lot taller is beaucoup grands, is it not. Someone should please explain because I do not understand


beaucoup grand(s) = a lot big / tall. beaucoup plus grand(s) = a lot taller / bigger.
Plus grand = taller / bigger.
Plus petit = smaller


Just a remark: beaucoup grand(s) is not possible in French (I'm not sure about a lot big in English). beaucoup can only modify verb and adverbs, so you can say beaucoup plus grand because there is plus.


No, it is not possible (and nonsensical) in English also :)

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    Think of "plus" as the "er" that makes "tall" become "taller". Example: jeune=young; plus jeune = younger.


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