Questions in French
All about 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 questionsHere are some more lessons on French questions! 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 – 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 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? 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? 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.
Marie-Claire Rivière and the Rocket French Team