French Lesson 17 (Comparative and Shopping)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in French. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at French Classes.


This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.

Below is a list of 20 comparative forms that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, French, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Comparative Form in French

Comparative French Audio
As... asSi...que
TallerPlus grand
ShorterPlus court
YoungerPlus jeune
OlderPlus âgé(e)
As tall as Si grand que
Taller thanPlus grand que
Shorter thanPlus court que
More beautifulPlus beau que
Less beautifulMoins beau que
Most beautifulLe plus beau
HappierPlus heureux
HappiestLe plus heureux
You are happyVous êtes heureux
You are as happy as MayaVous êtes si heureux que Maya
You are happier than MayaVous êtes plus heureux que Maya
You are the happiestVous êtes le plus heureux
BestLe meilleur
WorstLe pire


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Vocabulary List about Shopping

Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.

Shopping List in French

Shopping French Audio
Can you take less?Vous pouvez faire mieux?
Do you accept credit cards?Vous acceptez les cartes de banque
How much is this?Combien ça coute?
I'm just lookingJe blague
Only cash please!De l'argent liquide seulement s'il vous plait!
This is too expensiveC'est trop cher
CafeLe café
CashL'argent liquide
Cheapbon marché
CheckLe chèque
CinemaLe cinéma
Credit cardLa carte de crédit
Gas stationLa station essence
MuseumLe musée
PharmacyLa pharmacie
SupermarketLe supermarché


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Vocabulary List about Restaurants

Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.

Restaurant Terms in French

Restaurant French Audio
I'm vegetarianJe suis végétarien
It is very delicious!C'est délicieux!
May we have the check please!On peut avoir la note s'il vous plait?
The bill please!La note s'il vous plait!
Waiter / waitress!garçon / mademoiselle
What do you recommend? (to eat)Que recommandez-vous?
What's the name of this dish?Comment s'appelle ce plat?
Where is there a good restaurant?Où peut-on trouver un bon restaurant?
A cup ofune tasse de
A glass ofun verre de
Black pepperdu poivre noir
BreadLe pain
DessertLe dessert
FoodLa nourriture
ForkLa fourchette
KnifeLe couteau
MenuLe menu
NapkinLa serviette
SaladLa salade
SaltLe sel
SoupLa soupe
SpoonLa cuillère
TableLa table
Tip (money for the waiter)Le pourboire

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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in French about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend French Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn French homepage.

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