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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?

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August 25, 2012

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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)


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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 ?"


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Appreciate it - thanks!

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