Ask a French Teacher – Which Question Form Should I Use?

hi everybody can this year
welcome to ask a teacher where I’ll answer your most common French questions
the question for this lesson is what are the types of questions in French and how
do I met them there are three different question forms in French colonial
standard and formal the colloquial form is the simplest you take a statement
like Toronto shit wah or you’re going back home and simply raise your tone at
the end of the sentence to make it a question you want oh shit wha you’re
going back home because it’s colloquial it’s mostly used in casual
conversational settings or between people who have a friendly relationship
if you saw it written it might be part of a script or dialogue the Stoddard
oral and written question form uses esker putting a secure at the beginning
of a sentence indicates that it’s a question for the previous example you’d
say it’s a Gujarati oh shit wha are you going back home you can use this tone
that question structure in any sitting formal or casual writin ah spoken a
variation of a secure is key secure with an abbreviated – in front it’s basically
the English what at the beginning of a sentence for example Kisco Mafalda ma
means what are we doing tomorrow for other types of questions you can replace
with pourquoi calm Oh for example contest gochujang when are you coming
pourquoi is actually twist why is he sad or who escalated a where did she study
lastly there’s the formal question forum this is appropriate in very formal
settings and in literary writing but will be pretty real in
rural settings in this form you switch the verb and the pronoun around in this
register you probably wouldn’t be using too so in the previous example are you
going back home it will be a hot ravu shavoo with the polite vous address
another example is capital for what does he do or ablution ii which is a polite
way to ask have you finished in the Eska form you would say kiss kiss fair and
ask you solution the casual way to say what does he do would be ill fake wa and
for have you finished it will be reservation but remember a secure is
acceptable in most formal situations and the colloquial form is what you will be
using in most casual situations so you shouldn’t need to use the formal
question for much okay that’s it I hope that clarifies some things if you have
other questions please leave them in the comments and I try to answer them a lot
of season you

15 Replies to “Ask a French Teacher – Which Question Form Should I Use?”

  1. Great and helpful video! One smalle question: How does "comment" (like in comment tu t'appelle) fit into this? Is it only used in specific situations?

  2. Je m'apelle Lukas
    I'm learning French and when I watch these videos even I don't know the grammar;I understand Candice's explanation.

    Your videos are excellent.


  3. Hey! Can u do a video on Pronoms Personel? I find it really difficult… Its a big topic so you can easily split up Pronoms… But I have seen your related videos on objet indirect et direct ,y, en, but m unable to find Pronoms Tonique… What exactly is Pronoms Tonique.. I'll really appreciate a video based on it… Thanks

  4. How to make questions for negative answers ?
    Ex : non,elle ne prend pas de glace .
    What will be the question for this ?

  5. Merci beaucoup.. could you please explain how to ask passe compose questions in inversion method as well negative question also

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