French Questions

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French Questions

Learning the French Questions is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the French language. But first we need to know what the role of Questions is in the structure of the grammar in French.

French questions may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. Usually it starts with why, how, where, when ...

Grammar Tips:

In French there are 4 ways of asking a question to get a yes or no answer, and they are the following:

-Verb + pronoun:  A-t-elle du temps libre? (Does she have free time?)

-Pronoun + verb: Only the intonation makes the sentence interrogative: Elle a du temps libre? (Does she have free time?)

-The way closest to the English formulation (do or does) Est-ce qu’elle a du temps ? (Does she have free time?)

-Finally you can also make a question by adding a tag question to the end of a statement. Ella Elle a du temps libre, non ?

Elle a du temps libre, n’est-ce pas ? (She has free time, doesn’t she)


Here are some examples:

English QuestionsFrench Questions
QuestionsQuestions
how?comment?
what?Quoi?
who?qui?
why?pourquoi?
where?où?
where is he?où est-il?
what is this?Qu'est ce que c'est?
why are you sad?pourquoi es-tu triste?
how do you want to pay?Comment voulez-vous payer?
can I come?je peux venir?
is he sleeping?est-il dormir?
do you know me?me connaissez-vous?
do you have my book?Avez-vous mon livre?
how big is it?Quelle est sa taille?
can I help you?puis-je vous aider?
can you help me?Pouvez-vous m'aider?
do you speak English?Parlez-vous anglais?
how far is this?dans quelle mesure est-ce?
what time is it?Quelle heure est-il?
how much is this?ça fait combien?
what is your name?Quel est votre nom?/ Comment t'appelles-tu?
where do you live?Où habitez-vous?

Notice the structure of the Questions in French.

List of Questions in French

Below is a list of the Questions and interrogative expressions in French placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your French vocabulary.

English QuestionsFrench Questions
VocabularyVocabulaire
CountriesPays
AustraliaAustralie
CambodiaCambodge
CanadaCanada
ChinaChine
EgyptEgypte
EnglandAngleterre
FranceFrance
GermanyAllemagne
GreeceGrèce
IndiaInde
IndonesiaIndonésie
ItalyItalie
JapanJapon
MexicoMexique
MoroccoMaroc
PeruPérou
SpainEspagne
ThailandThaïlande
USAUSA
LanguagesLangues
ArabicArabe
ChineseChinois
EnglishAnglais
FrenchFrançais
GermanAllemand
GreekGrecque
HebrewHébreu
HindiHindi
ItalianItalien
JapaneseJaponais
KoreanCoréen
LatinLatin
RussianRusse
SpanishEspagnol
UrduOurdou
DaysJournées
MondayLundi
TuesdayMardi
WednesdayMercredi
ThursdayJeudi
FridayVendredi
SaturdaySamedi
SundayDimanche
timetemps
hourheure
minuteminute
seconddeuxième

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