How do you ask an est-ce que question in French?

How do you ask an est-ce que question in French?

The phrase est-ce que is used to ask a question. Word order stays just the same as it would in an ordinary sentence. Est-ce que comes before the subject, and the verb comes after the subject. So to turn the sentence Tu connais Marie (meaning You know Marie) into a question, all you need to do is to add est-ce que.

How do you use Qu est-ce que?

Qu’est-ce que asks what when what is the object of the verb — that is, when it receives the action. In Qu’est-ce que tu veux?, tu (you) is the subject of the verb, so there can’t be another subject.

How do you answer Qu est-ce que c’est in French?

Short answer is that Qu’est-ce que c’est . . and C’est quoi . . are both correct ways of asking “What is (that) . . . ….There are several ways to ask something to be explained with What is it/this/that? in French.

  1. What is it? C’est quoi? What is it? Qu’est-ce que c’est? What is it?
  2. What is [thing]?

What is the difference between Que and Qu est-ce que?

Bonjour David, Qu’est-ce que and que are pretty much synonymous —> what. Qu’est-ce qui, when using this phrase, it will ALWAYS be followed by a verb whereas qu’est-ce que will be followed USUALLY by a noun or other subject in the same manner as que tu est triste instead qui est triste.

What does Qu est-ce que c’est que ca mean?

it’s what, this
—literally meaning, “it’s what, this/that?” (We’d say, “What’s this?” or “What’s that?” in English.) Qu’est-ce que c’est is a bit more formal than c’est quoi, ça.

Is est ce que a yes or no question?

A second way to ask a “Yes / No” question is to use EST-CE QUE (pronounced ‘ESS-kuh’) before the statement. EST-CE QUE has no translation – it just acts like a question mark.

How do you ask what is this in French?

Three Ways to ask What is This in French You can always come back to this if you’d like to have an overview. What is this? What is + (article) + (thing)? C’est quoi?

What do Quel and Qu est ce que have in common?

Both quel and qu’est-ce que are equivalent to what, so how do you choose? It isn’t difficult when you know what to look for. Quel is an adjective, and an adjective describes a noun, so that’s the big clue: Look for the noun that quel could accompany.

What do Quel and Qu est-ce que have in common?

How do you pronounce Qu est-ce que est?


  1. IPA: /k‿ɛs kə s‿ɛ/
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Is it rude to say Quoi?

In English, if you didn’t hear someone, simply saying “What?” would be considered informal or even rude, and the same goes for quoi. As someone who’s slightly hard of hearing, I learned this the hard way.