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Bootcamp #18: Who What When Where Why How In French!

Bootcamp #17: Who What When Where Why How In French! Listen to this episode to find out (or refresh your memory) about question words in French! Bienvenue au French Bootcamp, a special series of daily episodes to boost your French, keep your motivation, and feel good about yourself! The episode are all in French to challenge your comprehension. Feel free to speak along, take notes, repeat, pause, and memorize!

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Bootcamp #17: Who What When Where Why How In French!

#1 Interrogative words

On utilise les mots interrogatifs pour poser une question.

Qui = Question sur un personne (Who)

Quoi = Question sur une chose (What)

Quand = Question sur un moment, un jour, une heure (When)

OĂč = Question sur un lieu (Where)

Pourquoi = Question sur la cause (Why)

Comment = Question sur la maniĂšre (How)

Combien = Question sur la quantité (how much/how many) ou combien de (avant un nom)= before a noun (how many)

#2 How to use in a French question?

  • On place les mots interrogatifs au dĂ©but (at the beginning) de la question.

Combien vous ĂȘtes ? (How many are you?)

Qui c’est ? (Who’s this?)

Pourquoi il n’est pas content ? (Why he is not happy?)

Quand vous voulez aller au restaurant ? (When do you want to go to the restaurant?)

  • On place les mots interrogatifs Ă  la fin (at the end) des questions en français parlĂ© (spoken casual French).

Vous ĂȘtes combien ? (How many are you?)

C’est qui ? (Who’s this?)

Il n’est pas content pourquoi ? (Why he is not happy?)

Vous allez au restaurant quand? (When do you want to go to the restaurant?)

Attention, on utilise ‘quoi’ Ă  la fin d’une question et ‘qu’est-ce que‘ (keskuh)au dĂ©but d’une question!

Tu fais quoi ? = Qu’est-ce que tu fais ? (What are you doing ? What do you do ?)

Tu fais quoi ? = francais parlé

Qu’est-ce que tu fais ? = français commun/ standard

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