Asking French Questions: The Comprehensive Beginner's Guide (2023)

Asking French Questions: The Comprehensive Beginner's Guide (1)

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Imagine the scenario: You’re in French class. And you need help.

What do you do?

You ask a question, of course!

But wait—learning French should be immersive. In other words, it should be done in French. So what do you do?!

Well, naturally, you’ll want to ask a question in French!

In order to pipe up in class (and in other immersive French atmospheres), you’ll need to learn how to ask some basic French questions.

Luckily, asking questions in French is easy to master. When you really break it down, French questions follow certain basic “formulas.” If you can hack those formulas, you’ll be able to ask French questions with the mastery and enthusiasm of a little kid who just learned how to say “Pourquoi?” (“Why?”)

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Asking Yes-or-no Questions

It would be easy to just teach you how to ask the most essential “survival” questions. But why merely give you a fish when I could instead teach you how to fish?

In other words, it’s much more helpful to learn why questions are structured the way they are.

The simplest questions are those that need a “yes” or “no” answer. To ask questions like these, we can choose from a few alternatives.

Asking yes-or-no questions using est-ce que

The most formal way to ask a question is to take a declaratory sentence and add est-ce que which in English would be something like “is it that.” Let’s take a look at the sentence:

Vous êtes australien. (You are Australian.)

This is a statement that we can turn into a question as follows:

Est-ce que vous êtes australien? (Are you Australian?)

Asking yes-or-no questions by changing your tone

Especially in informal situations, with “yes” and “no” questions you can just keep the same word order of the statement and raise the tone on the last word of the question. In this case we have:

Vous êtes australien. (You are Australian.)

Vous êtes australien? (Are you Australian?)

Here is a helpful YouTube video to help you get the hang of asking questions by changing your tone.

Asking yes-or-no questions by changing word order

I find est-ce que incredibly simple to use, but you can also just invert the subject and verb of your sentence. Check out the following statement:

(Video) Asking questions in French with INVERSIONS (French Essentials Lesson 31)

Vous allez au parc. (You go to the park.)

If we wanted to make this a question we could just say:

Allez-vous au parc? (Do you go to the park?)

This is an equally valid way to ask questions, and you might find it easier than using est-ce que. Note the hyphen between the verb and subject.

To get a hang of inversion questions—especially those pesky hyphens—the best method is lots of practice. Luckily there are lots of great resources for this online, such as this quiz or this fill-in-the-blank worksheet.

Asking Questions with French Question Words

Many questions cannot be answered by a simple “yes” or “no.” This means you’ll have to practice your French question words: French equivalents of who, what, when, where, why, how and how many. However, as you’ll see, they also can be hacked with simple formulas based on what we’ve already seen.

Asking “who” questions

The French word for “who” is qui. Let’s start with a simple question:

Qui est-il? (Who is he?)

The simplest way to ask this question is to put qui at the beginning of the sentence and then invert the subject and verb with a hyphen as we did above. Inverting the subject and verb is the most common way to ask questions involving qui, but let’s look at a more complicated example.

We could also use qui to form a question using your old friend, est-ce que:

Qui est-ce qui lit? (Who is reading?)

This is a great moment to explain that est-ce que is only used when what follows it could be a complete sentence (subject + verb + object). That’s why a question like Qui est-il? doesn’t include est-ce que.

But in the question qui est-ce qui lit? we have a subject and verb that could be a complete sentence, so we add the est-ce que, but of course since the answer to this question is a person and the subject of the sentence, we say est-ce qui.

In the case where the answer to the question is both a person and direct object, we say qui est-ce que, for example:

Qui est-ce que tu connais ici? (Who do you know here?)

Asking “what” and “which” questions

In French, “what” can be translated as que or quoi, and “which” can be translated in several ways depending on the number and gender of the subject it modifies: quel, quels, quelle, quelles. Let’s look at an example involving que. Usually que uses est-ce que as follows:

Qu’est-ce que c’est? (What is it/this?)

This extremely common question breaks down as follows: que + est-ce que + subject + verb

We’ll put est-ce que right after the question word in the majority of questions in French.

In addition to que, we also have the option of using the less formal alternative quoi. For example:

C’est quoi ça? (What is it/this?)

(Video) Asking questions in French with EST-CE QUE (French Essentials Lesson 30)

Asking “when” questions

The French word for “when” is quand, and as you can expect, we can make questions using our hack.

Quand est-ce que tu veux aller au cinéma? (When do you want to go to the movies?)

Note how we put est-ce que after the question word here, since what comes afterward could be a stand-alone sentence.

We could also just change the order of the words and use raised intonation:

Vous arrivez quand? (When will you arrive?)

Asking “where” questions

“Where” is translated as (note the accent). To ask where something is, you can formulate a question like:

Où est mon chat? (Where is my cat?)

Again, remember that we only use est-ce que when what follows could be a complete sentence (subject + verb + object). That’s why a sentence like Où est mon chat? doesn’t include est-ce que.

Note the difference between the last sentence and this one:

Où est-ce que tu veux aller? (Where do you want to go?)

Here we have a complete sentence (tu veux aller) following est-ce que, whereas in the first sentence, we only had a subject: mon chat.

Finally, we can simplify our question, eliminating the est-ce que and using the hyphen:

Où veux-tu aller? (Where do you want to go?)

Asking “why” questions

Asking “why” is one of the most important things you can ask. The French translation is pourquoi. Let’s look at an example:

Pourquoi est-ce que vous mangez trop? (Why do you eat too much?)

Once again, the same formula used above applies to why questions: you can use inversion and drop the est-ce que to ask the question in a different way.

Pourquoi mangez-vous trop? (Why do you eat too much?)

Asking “how” questions

We’ve covered the principal “who, what, when, where and why” questions, but there are other question words, such as “how,” or comment. Check this out:

Comment est-ce qu’on sort d’ici? (How do we get out of here?)

As always, we can also ask questions by reversing the subject and verb. For example:

Comment parle-t-on là-bas? (How do people speak there?)

(Video) 50 questions to test your level of French | French test | Beginners and intermediates

Let’s stop for a quick teaching moment. You might be asking, “why is there a t between parle and on? When we ask a question by inverting the verb and the subject, if the last letter of the conjugated verb is a vowel as well as the first letter of the subject, we have to add a t that acts as a sort of pronunciation break.

Asking “how many” questions

In French, we have a word for “how many”: combien. Let’s check out a complete example:

Combien de chats est-ce qu’il y a dans la maison? (How many cats are there in the house?)

This sentence looks complicated, but it isn’t. Let’s break it into pieces:

Combien de + plural noun + est-ce que + il y a + dans la maison?

The est-ce qu’il y a is like saying “are there”. Notice the de after combien. This is always used, whether the subject that follows is countable or uncountable.

We can also replace the est-ce qu’il y a with y a-t-il which also means “are there”:

Combien de chats y a-t-il dans la maison?

Finally, we can start with il y a as follows:

Il y a combien de chats dans la maison?

Asking Essential French “Survival” Questions

Many questions fall neatly into the categories we studied above, and you can learn them over time just by applying some basic formulas.

However, some French questions are so important that they should be learned early on by all French learners, even if that means sitting down with a flashcard deck and memorizing them word-by-word.

Let’s take a look at some of these “survival” questions. You’ll notice that many of them are applications of the “question formulas” we’ve already learned!

How to ask someone’s name

If you want to know someone’s name, and you’re in an informal setting, you say:

Comment t’appelles-tu? (What is your name?)

In a formal setting, you’ll want to change up the verb slightly and ask:

Comment vous appelez-vous? (What is your name?)

Notice how we’re using the “invert subject and verb” method.Here, the key word iscomment(how). The French question translates literally into, “How do you call yourself?”

How to ask someone’s age

If you’re asking someone’s age in an informal setting, say:

Quel âge as-tu? (How old are you?)

In a formal setting, ask:

(Video) How to Answer the Most Common Questions in French?

Quel âge avez-vous?

Again, we’re inverting the subject and verb. Notice that in French, we discuss age with avoir (to have) and not être (to be). The question translates to: “What age do you have?”

How to ask for the price of something

If you need to buy something, you can simply ask:

Combien ça coûte? (How much does it/this cost?)

You can also say:

Quel est le prix de …? (What is the price of …?)

For example:

Quel est le prix du billet d’avion? (How much does the plane ticket cost?)

How to ask what time it is

To have someone tell you the time, you usually say:

Quelle heure est-il? (What time is it?)

Or more informally:

Il est quelle heure?

How to ask how to say a French word

This is a very important question that you have to memorize by heart in French. It’s especially important for anyone taking a French class. If you don’t know how to say something, you simply ask:

Comment dit-on … en français? (How do you say … in French?)

Note how we reverse dit and on, thus avoiding est-ce que. Then, to know how to spell the word, you ask:

Comment ça s’écrit? (How is it written?)

How to ask what’s happening

The plight of the foreign language learner is frequently having no idea what’s going on around you.

If you need some clarification, you can say:

Qu’est-ce qui se passe? (What is happening?)

Note that when est-ce que is followed by a verb, it changes to est-ce qui. You can also use the inversion method:

Que se passe-t-il? (What is happening?)

(Video) Asking WHEN questions in French with QUAND (French Essentials Lesson 22)

Remember that rogue t that showed up above? Here it is again, separating the vowels at the end of passe and the beginning of il.

Although asking questions in French sounds like a big topic, once you memorize the formulas you can ask questions about more or less anything. Once you can make statements and ask questions, you’re having a conversation. That’s to say: you’re officially speaking French. So ask away!

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What are the 3 ways to ask questions in French? ›

Asking questions
  • There are 3 main ways to ask a question in French: • Formal: (question word quand, où, etc) + verb + subject + ? ...
  • • Neutral: (question word) + est-ce que + subject + verb + ? Est-ce que vous connaissez Victor Hugo ? ...
  • • More informal: subject + verb (+ question word) + ? Elle travaille chez vous ?

What should a French beginner learn first? ›

One of the most important things to do when you start learning French is to understand basic vocabulary, phrases, and numbers. Beginners usually start practicing words that will help them when meeting French people, ask basic questions, and introduce themselves.

How can I practice French speaking by myself? ›

10 Ideas to Improve Your French Speaking Skills
  1. Don't Study French in a stretch. ...
  2. Lock yourself in the room and talk to yourself in French in front of a mirror. ...
  3. Go on to listen to French audio anytime and anywhere. ...
  4. Switch on your TV to watch French game shows. ...
  5. Repeat or revise as much as possible. ...
  6. Read French out loud.
20 Nov 2019

Does What 3 words work in France? ›

American English: Words with variant spellings in British and American English are avoided, so you won't find “color” or “colour” in an address. French: What3words ignores accents as not everyone types them. This means it can't use words that are only differentiated by accents, such as côte and côté.

What is the hardest tense in French? ›

6) Le subjonctif (The Subjunctive Tense)

This is notoriously one of the most difficult tenses for native English-speakers to learn.

What's the difference between Quel and Quelle? ›

-> Here the adjective quelle goes with personne (Which person?) ATTENTION: Quel is an adjective, so it agrees in number and gender with the thing/person it is used with ("quel", "quels", "quelle", or "quelles").

How do you pass a French test? ›

Hints and Tips
  1. Tip 1: Understand what fluency is - and isn't. ...
  2. Tip 2: Don't believe the myths. ...
  3. Tip 3: Listen in preparation for learning. ...
  4. Tip 4: Have realistic expectations. ...
  5. Tip 5: Know that it's OK to feel stupid. ...
  6. Tip 6: Intensity is vital to language learning. ...
  7. Tip 7: Be kind to yourself.

How do I prepare for a French speaking test? ›

5 Tips to Help You Prepare for the French Oral Exam
  1. Practice, practice, practice. The best preparation you can do is to practice speaking French as much as possible. ...
  2. Lead the conversation. ...
  3. Know your verbs. ...
  4. Know what the examiner will ask. ...
  5. Check you know your question words. ...
  6. Bonus. ...
  7. Finally!

How do you practice a French conversation? ›

  1. What's the Best Way to Study French for Speaking? ...
  2. 4 Steps Method to Improve How You Speak French. ...
  3. Speak French To Your Cat. ...
  4. Practice Talking Out-loud With a French Q&A. ...
  5. Speak French To Your Smartphone. ...
  6. Ideally, Find Someone to Practice Speak French. ...
  7. Translate From English to French.
21 Apr 2022

What are the 17 verbs in French? ›

allé, arrivé, venu, revenu, entré, rentré, descendu, devenu, sorti, parti, resté, retourné, monté, tombé, né et mort.

What are the 5 verbs in French? ›

  • Être (to be)
  • Avoir (to have)
  • Aller (to go)
  • Pouvoir (to be able to)
  • Vouloir (to want)
  • Faire (to do)
  • Parler (to speak)
  • Demander (to ask)
1 Jun 2022

What are the 3 verbs in French? ›

French verbs are conventionally divided into three conjugations (conjugaisons) with the following grouping:
  • 1st group: verbs ending in -er.
  • 2nd group: verbs ending in -ir, with the gerund ending in -issant.
  • 3rd group: 1st section: verbs ending in -ir, with the gerund ending in -ant. 2nd section: verbs ending in -oir.

How much time a beginner can learn French? ›

French is a Category I language, so it's relatively easy to learn for native English speakers. It will take approximately 580 hours or 23 weeks of study to reach complete French fluency. Which we could break down as the following: If you study for 1 hour every day, you can learn French in 1.5 years.

How can a beginner improve French? ›

10 tips to learn French fast
  1. Watch films. Watching films in French with French subtitles is one of the best ways to learn. ...
  2. Learn with songs. ...
  3. Read. ...
  4. Find a partner. ...
  5. Don't be scared to try and make mistakes. ...
  6. Listen! ...
  7. Practice. ...
  8. Sign up for an intensive course.
12 Aug 2016

What level of French is fluent? ›

C2 – Proficient User

Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations. Test your French level online for free!

How long should you practice French a day? ›

Spending at least 15 minutes a day on a language is a good idea if you want to attain a basic level, say for engaging in simple conversations while traveling. But the majority of the time, you will need to practice more, especially if you want to master it.

Can you learn French just by listening? ›

When learning a new language, the fastest and most effective way to absorb new material is by actively listening. You'll be able to engage with what you're hearing on a deeper level, even if you don't understand what's being said.

How many minutes a day should I practice French? ›

The short answer is as much as possible.

Realistically, however, at least 20 minutes per day should be dedicated to learning a new language. The ideal amount of time to spend on daily study, if you can find the time, is an hour, but you don't need to cram it all in at once.

What French word is used most? ›

The most commonly used words in French are: Oui (yes), non (no), merci (thank you), je (I), tu/vous (you), le/la/les (the), un, une des (a, an and some), le/la/les (it, them), et (and) and mais (but).

How many words do you need to be fluent in French? ›

It is estimated that you have to learn 5000 words to be fluent in French. Be selective and learn the 5000 most used words in French! Think about it. Some words are more valuable than others.

Do 30% of English words come from French? ›

In fact nearly 30% of all English words come directly or indirectly from French. The main influx of French words can be traced back to the Norman invasion of England in 1066.

Is French tougher than English? ›

French is not as hard to learn as it is considered by most of the people, especially when compared to English. In fact, it is a language that's much easier to achieve fluency in than you'd have ever expected. English is inconsistent when it comes to pronunciation.

Why is French so tough? ›

Many find French hard to learn because of the complex grammar and linguistic nuances that don't exist in English, especially for those who have never studied another European language specifically Romance languages like Spanish or Portuguese. Spoken French can also be challenging!

Is Chinese or French harder? ›

We drew parallels between Chinese and German, French, Spanish, Italian and even English and we discovered that not only is the pronunciation of Chinese much simpler than French, but its grammar is also more straightforward and easy to learn than German, Spanish, Italian and English.

What is the Quoi? ›

Quoi [“Kwah”] in French usually means “what.” But not always! How can you use it in your sentences? Let's learn some French.

What is qu elle? ›

French. Quel/Quelle/Qu'elle. quelle is the feminine of quel, they both are interrogative adjectives that mean which or what. qu'elle means that she.

Is B1 in French difficult? ›

B1 - niveau seuil (intermediate)

This will help the student to participate in and understand the main points of a longer conversation as long as the exchange is slow and clear enough and about topics familiar to the student. They will also be able to read longer texts in the language.

How do you get A+ in French? ›

À bientôt / à plus tard (informal)

“À plus tard” is commonly shortened to “A+” and is mostly used between friends when ending an email in French.

Is B2 a good level of French? ›

Level B2 corresponds to a more advanced, more independent level than previous levels. A B2 user can communicate easily and spontaneously in a clear and detailed manner. This is not yet an experienced speaker, but a B2 user is able to understand and be understood in most situations.

How can I memorize French speaking fast? ›

10 Ways to Memorize French Vocabulary Fast
  1. Get to the Roots. Memorize words that share the same root at the same time. ...
  2. Know Your Cognates. ...
  3. Practice With Your Textbook. ...
  4. Three Is a Magic Number. ...
  5. Listen and Repeat. ...
  6. Use It in a Sentence. ...
  7. Make Associations. ...
  8. Word of the Day.
22 Sept 2021

Is B2 level French hard? ›

B2 is tough, not trying to discourage you, but sYou need to put in a lot of work, courses, self study. Unless you are already somewhat good in French. Thanks for the advice.

How many hours a day should I study French? ›

For most people, around 30 minutes of active study and 1 hour of language exposure a day is a schedule that will give you great results. It's a model that's sustainable over a long period to help you reach fluency.

How can I practice French everyday? ›

Dimanche – Écoute
  1. Try a listening comprehension exercise.
  2. Do a dictée.
  3. Listen to music.
  4. Listen to the news.
  5. Listen to the radio.
  6. Watch a movie.
  7. Watch TV.
  8. Check out Lawless French Immersion.

How can I practice French speaking for free? ›

Here are a few I like:
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  2. Learn a Language. ...
  3. Busuu. ...
  4. Open Culture. ...
  5. LingoGlobe. ...
  6. Easy Language Exchange. ...
  7. Conversation Exchange. ...
  8. Language Share.
16 Jun 2022

What is the 2 verb rule in French? ›

In French, two conjugated verbs in a row is a no-no (or should I say a non-non). So, for example, if you want to say “I like to run,” only the verb aimer (to like) would be conjugated: J'aime courir. (I like to run.)

What are the 4 main French verbs? ›

Big 4 French verbs
  • etre = to be.
  • avoir = to have.
  • aller = to go.
  • faire = to do.

What are the 4 rules for adjectives in French? ›

When you use an adjective it must agree with the noun it is describing in both gender – masculine or feminine – and number – singular or plural. This means that French adjectives can have up to four different forms: masculine singular; feminine singular; masculine plural; and feminine plural.

Is suis a verb in French? ›

In il/elle/on est form, the s is not pronounced. In the vous êtes form, the s is pronounced as a or z to link with the vowel ê in êtes.
2.4 The Verb Être.
1st personJe suisI am
2nd personTu esYou are
3rd personIl est Elle est On estHe/it is She/it is One/we is

What are the 6 tenses in French? ›

6 French Verb Tenses You Must Know
  • Present tense (le présent)
  • Compound past (passé composé)
  • Imperfect (l'imparfait)
  • Simple future (le futur simple)
  • Conditional (le conditionnel présent)
  • Present subjunctive (le présent du subjonctif)
16 Oct 2015

What are the 6 French pronouns? ›

6 French Subject Pronouns – Singular
  • Je (or j' + vowel or h) = I.
  • Tu = you singular informal.
  • Il = it, he. Long “eel” sound.
  • Elle = it, she. Short clipped “el” sound.
  • On – this one is more difficult to understand. ...
  • Vous = you, one person, formal.
13 May 2022

What are the 5 prepositions in French? ›

10 Essential French Prepositions
  • 1 – à (to, at, in + city). ...
  • 2 – de (from, of, about). ...
  • 3 – chez (at/to someone's place). ...
  • 4 – en (in, by). ...
  • 5 – sur ≠ sous (on ≠ under). ...
  • 6 – au dessus de ≠ en dessous de (above ≠ under – without touching the object)
16 Jun 2021

What are 10 ER verbs in French? ›

Some Other Common Regular ER Verbs
  • apporter - to bring.
  • chanter - to sing.
  • chercher - to look for.
  • danser - to danse.
  • demander - to ask.
  • écouter - to listen to.
  • étudier - to study.
  • jouer - to play.

What are the 20 most used verbs in French? ›

Master French conjugation: 20 Most widely used French verbs and their conjugation
  • Être (to be)
  • Avoir (to have)
  • Aller (to go)
  • Parler (to speak/talk)
  • Faire (to do)
  • Prendre (to take)
  • Vouloir (to want)
  • Savoir (to know)
12 Sept 2022

What are some basic French questions? ›

Common French Questions: 19 Big Ones for Everyday Use
  • Comment vous appelez-vous ? / Comment tu t'appelles ? ...
  • Comment allez-vous ? / Comment ça va ? / Ça va ? ...
  • Comment ça s'écrit ? ...
  • D'où venez-vous ? / D'où viens-tu ? ...
  • Quel âge avez-vous ? / Quel âge as-tu ? ...
  • Qu'est-ce que vous étudiez ? / Qu'est-ce que tu étudies ?
19 Jun 2022

How do you start a French conversation? ›

1 – French Conversation Opening Lines

To start a conversation in French, talk about the place, the weather ask why the person is there – if you are at a party, how you know the hosts… then try to merge such a statement with a direct question. C'est joli ici : c'est la première fois que je viens ici, et vous ?

What are some French questions? ›

  • Où sont les toilettes ? (e) Where is the bathroom?
  • Comment vas-tu ? (e) How are you? ...
  • Comment t'appelles-tu ? (e) What's your name? ...
  • Quel est ton numéro de téléphone ? (e) What's your phone number? ...
  • Quel âge as-tu ? (e) How old are you? ...
  • D'où venez-vous ? (e) ...
  • Qu'est-ce que c'est? (s) ...
  • Qu'avez-vous dit ? (s)

What's the easiest way to form a question from a sentence in French? ›

One of the most common ways to ask a question in French is to invert the subject and the verb in a sentence. Those questions can usually only be answered with yes or no. Manges-tu une pomme?

Are French Beginners hard? ›

French is relatively easy to learn but it does take some time and effort. As French is closely related to English, I have to agree with the Foreign Language Institute that says that French belongs to the easiest group of languages to learn for English speakers. Having so much common vocabulary helps a lot!

What are 3 greetings in French? ›

The most important French greetings include bonjour (hello), enchanté(e) (nice to meet you), bonsoir (good evening/hello), salut (hi), coucou (hey), Ça fait longtemps, dis donc (long time no see), Âllo (hello), Ça va? (how are you?), tu vas bien? (have you been well?), quoi de neuf? (what's up?), au revoir!

How do you introduce yourself in 5 lines in French? ›

Best Ways To Introduce Yourself In French
  1. Je m'appelle… – I am … ...
  2. Je suis… – I am…
  3. Mon nom est… – My name is…
  4. Moi c'est… – I am… ...
  5. Mon prénom est… – My first name is…
  6. Je m'appelle (name), mais je me fais appeler (name) – My name is (name), but I prefer to be called (name)
  7. Je me présente – I'd like to introduce myself.
18 Sept 2022

Do French like small talk? ›

Small talk

While the French are famously good conversationalists, and love a debate, idle chit chat is a whole different matter and many French people can feel at a loss engaging in talk about the weather etc. Normally just stick to bonjour and then bonne journée.

What are the 14 verbs in French? ›

To set you up, here are the 20 most common French verbs conjugations, examples of their use in everyday life, and grammar tips.
  • Être (to be)
  • Avoir (to have)
  • Aller (to go)
  • Parler (to speak/talk)
  • Faire (to do)
  • Prendre (to take)
  • Vouloir (to want)
  • Savoir (to know)
12 Sept 2022

What are 3 facts about French? ›

French Language Facts
  • French is a Romance language. ...
  • There are around 220 million French speakers worldwide. ...
  • French has a great number of homophones. ...
  • About 45% of modern English words are of French origin. ...
  • Along with English, French remains an influential language in the diplomatic world.

How do I learn French oral questions? ›

5 Tips to Help You Prepare for the French Oral Exam
  1. Practice, practice, practice. The best preparation you can do is to practice speaking French as much as possible. ...
  2. Lead the conversation. ...
  3. Know your verbs. ...
  4. Know what the examiner will ask. ...
  5. Check you know your question words. ...
  6. Bonus. ...
  7. Finally!

What is the hardest sentence to say in French? ›

Cinq gros rats grillent dans la grosse graisse grasse.

Even in English this one is hard to say! We've abandoned the ss sound for one of the French sounds that's hardest for Anglophone learners to produce: r.


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