7 Ways To Say What In French + Example Sentences

7 Ways To Say "What" In French

It would be nice if we could tell you that there is a single word to express “what” in French. In reality, there are multiple ways to say “what”. Each way depends on the grammar and context of the sentence. In a nutshell, here are the seven ways to say what in French. Don’t fret if you don’t understand this list immediately. Keep reading and we’ll explain each way of saying what very clearly with example sentences.

The seven ways to say what in French?

  1. Qu’est-ce que/qu’est-ce qui
  2. Que + inversion
  3. Quel + noun
  4. Ce que, ce qui, ce dont, ce à quoi
  5. Quoi
  6. Comment
  7. Et si…?
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How To Say Good Luck In French + 7 Fun Expressions

How do you say good luck in French?

In French, the expression for good luck is “bonne chance” (pronounced bɔn ʃɑ̃s). The word “bonne” means “good” and the word “chance” translates to “luck”. “Bonne chance”, however, is not the only way to say good luck in French. This post will explore several more useful and pertinent expressions. Keep reading and bonne chance!

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12 Ways To Say Sorry In French Beyond “Désolé”

How do you say I’m sorry in French?

The French word for sorry is désolé (pronounced dezɔle). The phrase I’m sorry is: “Je suis désolé“. Other common ways to say sorry include “Excusez-moi” (excuse me), “pardonnez moi” (pardon me) and “pardon” (pardon). This post will explore 12 common ways to say sorry in French.

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20 Ways To Say Thank You In French

How do you say thank you in French?

The most common way to say “thank you” or “thanks” in French is merci (pronounced mɛʀsi or mehr-see). The most common way to say “thank you very much” is merci beaucoup (pronounced mɛʀsi boku or mer-see bo-kou). This page will explore the how to express gratitude and say thank you in French.

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How To Say Good Morning In French + 5 Ways To Say “Get Up!”

Good morning in French

In French, the word for good morning is: “Bonjour” (pronounced bɔ̃ʒuʀ). “Bon matin” (pronounced bɔ̃ matɛ̃) translates literally to “good morning”. However, this expression is used mostly in Canada. In French culture, it is very important to greet those around you in the morning with a polite “bonjour”. This post will explore different ways of saying good morning in French and look deeper into culture nuances and five ways to say “get up!”.

The author of this article was an exchange student in Douai, France in 1991-1992 during his junior year of high school. All of the cultural notes in this article are based on his personal experiences in France.

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How To Say Water In French + 16 Fun Expressions

How To Say Water In French + 16 Fun Expressions

How do you say “water” in French?

The French word for water is “eau” (pronounced [o]). With the definite article (word for the), water in French is “l’eau” (pronounced [lo]). This post will explore everything you need to know about French and water including common vocabulary words, useful expressions, ordering water in restaurants and the most popular French water brands.

Towards the bottom of the page we’ve included 16 fun expressions which include the word l’eau (water).

And by the way, if this lesson doesn’t help you with your French learning, no big deal: “Comme de l’eau sur les plumes d’un canard!” (water off a duck’s back!). It will be “de l’eau a coulé sous les ponts” (water under the bridge).

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How To Say No Problem In French + 7 Fun Expressions

The French expression for no problem is “pas de problème” (pronounced pa də pʀɔblɛm). The common mistake is to say “non problème”, but this is incorrect. This post will explore many other useful ways of saying no problem in French.

The more formal way of saying “no problem” is: “Il n’y a pas de problème”. This translates literally to “there is no problem”. The expression il y a means “there is”. In the negation, “il n’y a pas” means “there isn’t”.

Later on down the page you’ll see a funny expression including a lizard. So, keep reading!

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12 Most Famous French Male Singers Of All Time

12 Most Famous French Male Singers

French male singers are some of the world’s best singers, offering music lovers around the world timeless songs that many of us still listen to over and over again to this day. Let’s meet some of the best male singers from France and learn about their hit songs.

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How to Say Cheers in French + The One Mistake You Don’t Want to Make

In a country known for its wine and cider, learning how to say cheers in French will definitely come in handy. When I first moved to France, I lived in the French Alps as an au pair. 

Not exactly wine country, but I still had the opportunity to try some nice French drinks. It was there that I learned the phrase “tchin tchin.” 

Used as a replacement for cheers, we would always say it when clinking our glasses. 

But, when I moved up north to be an English teacher, I soon learned that “tchin tchin” is actually not really à la mode (fashionable). And that it is mostly the older generations who use it. 

And they’ll usually shorten it to simply “tchin.”

So what is the best way to say cheers in French? Well, it really depends on where you are and what situation you’re in. So let’s dive in to everything you need to know about saying cheers in French. 

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7 Ways to Say Happy Birthday in French

The day where you learn how to say happy birthday in French is a special one. Unlike some other French expressions, bon anniversaire, or happy birthday in French will almost always be used on special occasions. 

That means that by learning this French phrase, you’ll be able to attend French birthday parties, write a birthday card in French, and so much more! French birthday customs are similar to American ones.

But, there are a few differences that I have noticed since living in France and celebrating with French speakers. So I’m excited to dive into some of the common ways to say happy birthday in French as well as some French birthday customs. 

Towards the bottom of the page you’ll find the French Happy Birthday song with complete French lyrics and English translation!

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