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 French questions.
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. And at the bottom of the page there are links to more on French questions!

All about Questions in French

There are 4 ways to ask questions in French
  • Using interrogative words, such as where? and when? and use them in the context of a question with verbs, pronouns and description.
  • Using intonation to change a statement into a question.
  • Inverting the order of pronouns and verb to indicate a question.
  • Adding isn't it? at the end of the sentence. 

Examples of interrogative French question words

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

Using word order, intonation and n'est-ce pas ? (isn't it?)

This formula works with any question. Look at the examples below, starting with a statement and then two types of questions (the first question is a word order change, the second uses n'est-ce pas ?):

Answering questions in French

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

More on French questions

Here are some more lessons on French questions!

What is your name in French

How do you say what is your name? in French? And how do you reply? This free French lesson with audio will walk you through some basic introductions in French, and teach you how to say where you’re from.
You’ll hear a simple French conversation, and have a chance to practice speaking these common French phrases aloud. 

How are you? in French

How do you say how are you? in French – and how do you reply? This free French audio lesson gives you some useful French words and phrases to add to your French vocabulary.
You’ll also learn the formal and informal French for asking people how they are – important stuff if you want to make the right first impression.
And just in case you need to apologize… you’ll learn how to say sorry in French as well!et’s get started!

Parlez-vous francais?

What does Parlez-vous français ? mean? if you hear someone say that to you they are asking "Do you speak French?" After this free French lesson you’ll be able to say how much French you know, and manage a French conversation that is going too fast for you.

When in French

How do you ask when in French? After this free French audio lesson you'll know how to get the answers you need! Listen to the French pronunciation and practice saying these French questions aloud. You'll never have an excuse to be late again!

Where in French

Imagine you’re traveling in Paris and you need to ask for directions in French… what’s the word for where in French? And how do you get there?
This free online lesson will teach you some essential travel French so you can catch a train, find your hotel and navigate your way around the city.

I hope you find these free French language lessons helpful. 

If you want more très cool French lessons check out;

Or go to the French forum for anything else!

Happy learning!

À bientôt!
Marie-Claire Rivière and the Rocket French Team


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