Three ways of asking the same question?

JohnB1Kwiziq community member

Three ways of asking the same question?

Hi

There are three phrases which the lesson translates into the same expression “What is a pen?”

Qu’est-ce que / Qu’est-ce qu’un stylo ?

Qu’est-ce que c’est / Qu’est-ce que c’est un stylo ?

Qu’est-ce que c’est que / Qu’est-ce que c’est qu’un stylo ?

What is the difference between the 3 questions?   When should each one be used?

Thanks

Asked 8 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi John, 

There is no difference between the three ways suggested to say

'what is a pen', so take your pick and use the one you prefer.

Bonne Continuation!

CarolC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

what about c'est quoi un stylo, is that very informl, or just as acceptable?

John asked:View original

Three ways of asking the same question?

Hi

There are three phrases which the lesson translates into the same expression “What is a pen?”

Qu’est-ce que / Qu’est-ce qu’un stylo ?

Qu’est-ce que c’est / Qu’est-ce que c’est un stylo ?

Qu’est-ce que c’est que / Qu’est-ce que c’est qu’un stylo ?

What is the difference between the 3 questions?   When should each one be used?

Thanks

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