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qu'en est-il

diana

Kwiziq community member

15 January 2017

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diana

Kwiziq community member

15 January 2017

15/01/17

can you please give another example of this construction. I can't intuitively understand it.

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

16 January 2017

16/01/17

Bonjour Diana !

Are you talking about "qu'en est-il" or "ni l'un ni l'autre" ?

diana

Kwiziq community member

16 January 2017

16/01/17

qu'en est-il is one of the example sentences in that topic. so yes, qu'en est-il de J et S means what about J and S. It's just a strange construction for me.

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

17 January 2017

17/01/17

Bonjour Diana !

"Qu'en est-il ?" literally means "What is of it?".

When used with "de", as such: "Qu'en est-il de ... ?" , it means "What is it of ...? / What about ...?".

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

diana

Kwiziq community member

17 January 2017

17/01/17

thank you! that is very helpful!

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