"Plus" in French can be sometimes tricky to use and pronounce. In this article, I'll explain its three most common uses and pronunciation.
1) Plus in French means "plus" or more"
Deux plus deux font quatre. (Two plus two makes four.)
Elle a plus de cent livres. (She has more than a hundred books.)
*If you have a noun such as cent livres after "plus", you need add "de".
J'ai plus de dix cours. (I have more than ten courses.)
Tu veux plus de salade? (Would you like more salad?)
Oui, j'en veux plus. (I want more.)
***Remember: "En" refers to something already mentioned in French which is "salade" here.
Check out my previous post to review how to use "en".
2) Plus = adverb
"Plus" is used when we do comparisons as an adverb.
Il travaille plus que son directeur. (He is working more than his manager.)
Tu es plus amical que ta sœur. (You're more friendly than your sister.)
*** As you can see in these examples, we need "que" (than) when we do comparisons in French.
3) Plus also means not anymore. It's used with a negation "ne___ plus"
Je ne travaille plus dans cette compagnie. (I don't work anymore in this company.)
Il n'est plus au Canada. (He's not in Canada anymore.)
Je ne veux plus de chocolat. (I don't want any more chocolate.)
How to pronounce plus in French? When do you pronounce the s in plus in French?
1) If "plus" has a positive meaning such as "more", the s is pronounced [plys].
Je veux plus. (I want more.)
2) If we have a noun starting with a vowel after plus, it's pronounced as [plyz]
Example: il est plus intelligent que lui. (s is pronounced like "z")
3) If "plus" has a negative meaning such as "anymore", "s" isn't pronounced [ply].
Example: Je ne veux plus. (S isn't pronounced here.)
Moi non plus (Me neither)