There Are several versions in section three buti don't understand why

CarolC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

There Are several versions in section three buti don't understand why

Why are there versions with que and some without

, sorry my keyboard keeps disappearing

Asked 3 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

When you ask about a specific noun, there are three ways to pose the question:

C'est quoi le Louvre? -- What is the Louvre?
Qu'est-ce que c'est le Louvre?
Qu'est-ce que c'est que le Louvre?

The first and third option are a bit more colloquial than the second one.

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

They are different ways to ask: "What is this?" Some use que and others don't. For example:

C'est quoi? versus Qu'est-ce que c'est?

Literally, c'est quoi? means "This is what?" And qu'est-ce que c'est? is "What is it that this is?" This also ties in with the different ways to pose a question in French.

You might find it helpful to read the discussion of this topic at the bottom of the lesson.

CarolC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

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CarolC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

there appear to be four versions in the lesson, you didnt mention qu'est ce que le louvre; it appears to be from the formal qu'est ce que cela, would be a more formal version also?

CarolC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

there appear to be four versions in the lesson, you didnt mention qu'est ce que le louvre; it appears to be from the formal qu'est ce que cela, would be a more formal version also?

CarlosA0Kwiziq community member

What a lot of kobles!

DeidreB1Kwiziq community member
I agree with Carol on the 4th version. Also I thought in the lesson it said options 1 and 2 were the less elegant versions and therefore more colloquial than "Qu'est-ce que c'est que..." I am thinking this one is the more standard version, no?

There Are several versions in section three buti don't understand why

Why are there versions with que and some without

, sorry my keyboard keeps disappearing

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