Questions in French

Want to learn how to ask questions in French? This free French lesson with audio will get you started. Listen to the native French pronunciation and practice saying some common questions in French.
 
Of course, asking questions in French is only half the challenge! I’ll also teach you some common French words and phrases that you might use to reply.

French Question Words

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Il fait froid, n’est-ce pas ?
It’s cold, isn’t it?
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Fait-il froid ?
Is it cold?

This formula works with any question. Look at the examples below, starting with a statement and then two types of questions:

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J’ai faim !
I am hungry!
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As-tu faim ?
Are you hungry?
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Il a faim, n’est-ce pas ?
He is hungry, isn’t he?

The good news is, sometimes one word is all you need to get your point across! This applies to questions as well.

French question words

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Combien ?
How much?, or How many?
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Quand ?
When?
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Pourquoi ?
Why?

Let’s look at examples of answers you might get when you ask the question!

Answering questions in French

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Comment allez-vous aujourd’hui ?
How are you today? (formal or plural)
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Pas trop mal, merci !
Not too bad, thanks!
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C’est où ?
Where is it?
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C’est par là !
It’s that way!
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C’est pour quand ?
When will it be?
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Maintenant !
Now!

À bientôt!
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