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? 

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.

Astuce

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

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 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.

Astuce

Useful tip

QUE est généralement suivi d’un sujet.

QUE is mostly followed by a subject.

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

Do you want to learn more about French relative pronouns ?

Subscribe to a: 

Membership:

✨ Continue to enjoy the Free Infographics or become a Member and get access to more than 1,100 infographics with no watermarks

✨ The Basic and Premium Memberships offer a more qualitative content with more advanced infographics compared to those offered free of charge. 

✨ The Membership’s library is only available to Basic and Premium Members

Read also:

2 Comments

Post a comment:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You cannot copy content of this page