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"What is the orientation of your house?"

Translation:Quelle est l'orientation de ta maison ?

February 27, 2013



Why can't we use "Qu'est-ce que l'orientation....." here?


"qu'est ce que" is followed by another verb than être (an action verb, not a "state verb").

  • quelle EST l'orientation de votre maison ?
  • qu'est-ce que l'orientation de votre maison CHANGE pour vous ?


Needs help on "que" and "quel"


"quel" implies a choice: "quelle est l'orientation...?" (could be west, north...), i.e. it means "which"

it is an adjective, so it has to agree in gender and number with its noun: quelle orientation, quel chapeau, quels amis, quelles fraises...

"que" is a pronoun, ie it works like a noun and can be an object: que voulez-vous ?

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