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"Est-ce que tu es [adj]" vs. "Es-tu [adj]"

What is the difference between "Est-ce que tu es nouveau" vs. "Es-tu nouveau?" In which cases would you use one vs. the other?

Thanks!

8/25/2012, 3:40:55 PM

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The three of them are used, yet in decreasing order of "correctness" - from literature to to everyday spoken language. 1. Es-tu nouveau ? (literature/formal) 2. Est-ce que tu es nouveau ? (anytime) 3. Tu es nouveau ? (spoken) 4. and last and not least : "T'es nouveau?" (very informal)

8/25/2012, 6:01:21 PM

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As far as I understand, both questions mean the same. A question can also be made by simply putting a question mark and changing the sound, like "Tu es nouveau ?"

8/25/2012, 4:01:06 PM

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Appreciate it - thanks!

8/25/2012, 8:30:20 PM
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