19.2 Questions with interrogative pronouns


Overview without prepositions
only substantival
French English declin. person / thing Example
  qui        
qui who Nominative pers. / sing., plur. Qui te l' as dit?
Who has told you so?
qui whom accusative pers./ sing., plur. Qui vois-tu?
Whom do you see?
           
  que que what nominative thing / sing., plur. Qu'est-ce qui manque au Maroc?
What is missing in Morocco?
           
  que que what accusative thing / sing., plur. Que vois-tu?
Qu' est-ce que tu vois?

What do you see?
adjectival and referring to a member of a referred group
French English decl. number / gender Example
  quel        
quel which nominative  sing. / masc. Quel homme n' a pas encore rêvé de cela?
Which man did not dream of it?
quelle which nominative sing. / fem. Quelle femme n' a pas encore rêvé de cela?
Which woman did not dream of it?
quel which accusative sing. / masc. Quel homme tu regardes?
Quel homme regardes-tu?

Which man do you look at?
quelle which accusative sing. / fem. Quelle femme tu regardes?
Quelle femme regardes-tu?

Which woman do you look at?
quels which nominative plur. / masc. Quels amis sont venus te voir?
Which friends did visit you?
quelles which nominative plur. / fem. Quelles amies sont venues te voir?
Which friends did visit you?
quels which accusative plur. /masc. Quels hommes tu regardes?
Quels hommes regardes-tu?

Which men do you look at?
quelles which accusative plur. / masc. Quelles femmes tu regardes?
Quelles femmes regardes-tu?

Which women do you look at?
substantival and referring to a member of a group (defined before, known to all parties of the conversation)
French English declin. number / gender Example
  lequel        
lequel which nominative sing. / masc. Lequel l' a dit?
Which one has told you?
laquelle which nominative sing. / fem. Laquelle l'a dit?
Which one has told you?
lequel which accusative sing. / masc. Lequel as-tu vu?
Lequel regardes-tu?
Which one have you seen?
laquelle which accusative sing. / fem. Laquelle tu as vue?
Laquelle as-tu vue?

Which one have you seen?
lequels which nominative plur. / masc. Lesquels l' ont dit?
Welche haben es gesagt?
lesquelles which nominative plur. / fem. Lesquelles l' ont dit?
Which ones have said so?
lesquels which accusative plur. / masc. Lesquels tu as vus?
Lesquels as-tu vus?

Which ones have you seen?
lesquelles which accusative plur. / fem. Lesquelles tu as vues?
Lesquelles as-tu vues?

Which ones have you seen?





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