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Question words-que vs quoi

Hi all, As both que and quoi mean 'what' what is the difference between them?Also,can anyone please post the list of all question words in French with their meanings?thanx in advance...

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/sabanehal

Que is seldom used as what but more as that......so in most cases Que would mean that and Quoi would mean What Question Words: Quoi- what Quand- when Comment- how Combien- how many Où- where Pourquoi- why Laquelle/ lesquelles- which one These are the ones i know....hope it helps!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sruthi_Ranjani

Thanks..but could you tell me the difference between laquelle and quelle?Can both of these be used in the same contexts?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kneh13
kneh13
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I posted this yesterday for someone:

Quoi is usually like what in english whereas que is used more often like that.

ex: Quoi de neuf? (what's new?)

ex: La fille que j'ai vu hier est belle. (The girl that I saw yesterday is pretty)

laquelle,lesquels,lesquelles,quelle,quelles

The ones that end in "quelle" are going to be used for feminine words. If it in singular feminine, you use laquelle. Plural fem= lesquelles.

singular masculin= lequel plural masc= lesquels

ex. Le livre dans lequel on trouve la reponse blah blah blah.

lequel references le livre which is masc. sing.

ex. Les films dans lesquels Leo Dicaprio est le vedette sont magnifiques.

lesquels references les films which is masc. pluriel

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sruthi_Ranjani

That cleared my doubts.Merci beaucoup.Vous m'aidez!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kneh13
kneh13
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Pas de problème! Bonne journée!

4 years ago