Qui or QUE ?

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

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

QUE replaces a DIRECT OBJECT

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

⚠️ 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 is mostly followed by a subject.

Translate in the comments:
Paris is a city I don’t know very well. 

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