Qui or QUE ?

Connaissez-vous la différence entre les pronoms relatifs QUI et QUE ?

Do you know the difference between the relative pronouns QUI and QUE in French? 

French relative pronouns QUI and QUE

QUI remplace un SUJET

QUI replaces a SUBJECT.

  • Zoé a un chat. Ce chat s’appelle Léo.
  • Zoé a un chat QUI s’appelle Léo. = Zoé has a cat who is called Léo.


Useful tip

QUI est généralement suivi d’un verbe ou d’un pronom complément d’objet direct ou indirect.

QUI is mostly followed by a verb or by a direct or indirect object pronoun.

QUE remplace un C.O.D


  • Je lis un livre. Ce livre est intéressant.
  • Le livre QUE je lis est intéressant. = The book (that) I’m reading is interesting.

⚠️ QUE devient QU’ devant un mot qui commence par une voyelle ou un H muet.

⚠️ QUE becomes QU’ in front of a word beginning with a vowel or a mute H.

  • Le livre qu’il lit est intéressant. = The book he is reading is interesting.


Useful tip

QUE est généralement suivi d’un sujet.

QUE is mostly followed by a subject.


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