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What does “une petite peu” mean?

I started blogging at un(e) petit(e) peu in 2008, but these words have been uttered by beginner French-learners since time immemorial. Une petite peu is incorrect French for “a little bit.” The correct way of saying it is: un petit peu. The difference is in the gender. In French, the indefinite article “une” is feminine whereas “un” is masculine. The suffix “-e” is usually added to an adjective describing a feminine noun. These gender assignments are arbitrary. When I first started learning French, assigning gender to nouns didn’t come naturally. I found feminine cigarettes and masculine fingers awkward and unintuitive. The lack of choice in the matter always bothered me.

Une petite peu” is incorrectly feminine, but I like to think that’s okay.

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