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zmike



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:28 pm    Post subject: Ce que and que Reply with quote

what is the difference between ce que and que... ce qui and qui?

I know how to use qui and que but I have no idea how to use ce qui and ce que.
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Rob



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Ce que and que Reply with quote

zmike wrote:
what is the difference between ce que and que... ce qui and qui?

I know how to use qui and que but I have no idea how to use ce qui and ce que.


ce que (what,which) - Je veux savoir ce qu'elle fait. (I want to know what she is doing.)

ce qui (what,which) - Je veux savoir ce qui est arrivé (I want to know what happened.)

The difference between the two is that ce que needs a subject to follow it like il/elle, tu, je, etc. Ce qui only needs a verb.

que (that,what[for questions]) - J'ai pensé que le film était bon. (I thought (that) the film was good.
Que penses-tu? (What do you think)

qui (who,that) - "Je ne vais pas dire les noms des étudiants qui n'ont pas réussi l'examen." (I'm not going to say the names of the students who didn't pass the test.)
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Meg



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 7:02 pm    Post subject: quoi Reply with quote

What about "quoi"? When is it used?
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Rob



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:54 pm    Post subject: Re: quoi Reply with quote

Meg wrote:
What about "quoi"? When is it used?

Well I don't use quoi a lot.
quoi donc - what was that?
c'est quoi ça? - what's that?
c'est quoi <thing>? - what is <thing> ?
quoi faire - what to do

I don't think it's used a lot. But, I'll let a french person tell you if they use it a lot because I'm not french nor do I speak french every day like them.
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