"Who are your parents?"

Translation:Qui sont tes parents ?

March 30, 2013



Why doesn't "Qui est-ce que sont tes parents ?" work? :/

July 25, 2013


"Qui est-ce que" is a direct object. "Qui est-ce qui" is what you want to use if you're looking for a subject pronoun.

Qui est-ce qui veut aller. - WHO wants to go. Subject

Qui est-ce que tu connais. - WHOM do you know. Direct object of the verb "connais".

Check out the book, "The Ultimate French Review and Practice". It contains an entire section about interrogative pronouns, which I used to find very confusing. Hope that helps!

July 1, 2014


yes indeed strange ...

July 28, 2013


Another acceptable answer: "tes parents sont qui?" My question, which form is used most often in spoken French?

November 23, 2013


"Qui sont tes parents" is better. I am french and " tes parents sont qui" sound very strange to me.

June 25, 2017


Why is "qui sont votres parents" wrong?

August 21, 2013


Because the plural form of "votre" is "vos", not "votres"

August 21, 2013


J'vais appeler les services de protection de l'enfance. Il est temps d'arreter!

September 1, 2018


What does it mean by "'parents' is undefined"? I was under the impression all nouns in French had gender?

March 30, 2013


Duo always says this when plurals are involved. I've never understood it. But at least it's correlated with plurals.

April 15, 2013


Is "Vos parents, qui sont-ils?" also right?

November 27, 2013


why doesn't "Quels sont tes parents?" work?

April 11, 2014


Then it would have to be 'Tes parents. Lesquels sont-ils?' Quel is an adjective and always needs a noun, lequel is a pronoun and can thus be used as the predicate in a sentence with to be. You could have said 'Quels parents sont-ils?, but that means 'Which parents are they,' and this sounds weird. If you want to say 'Whose parents are they,' you'd say 'De qui sont-ils les parents,' though I'm not sure about that, would have to ask French friend...

June 11, 2014


Could someone please help me, and answer me the difference between "Qui and Que" when I use one and when another one?

June 6, 2014


Qui is reserved for people (who), que (or quoi if not at the beginning of the sentence) is used for things (what)

June 11, 2014


I feel silly for asking, but how come "Sont-qui tes parents" is incorrect? In french, aren't questions asked by swapping certain words around and hyphenating them?

EG: Êtes-vous plus grand (Are you taller) vs Vous êtes plus grand (You are taller).

November 16, 2014


What's wrong with "Qui est'ce-qui sont tes parents?"?

January 8, 2017


how do you know when to use qui and que?

January 31, 2017


is it correct if i say "qui est-ce qui sont vos parents"?. I got "qui est-ce qui sont votre parents" from Duolingo; but maybe it's because i used "votre" instead of "vos". Thanks.

February 4, 2017
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