Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon
Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon

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Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon

2.3.4 Using ‘quel’, ‘quelle’

You have already come across the following question:

  • Quelle est la date de votre anniversaire?

Quel means ‘what’ or ‘which’. It changes to quelle if the noun that it is linked to is feminine.

  • Quel âge avez-vous? (âge is masculine)

  • Quel est votre numéro de téléphone? (numéro is masculine)

  • C'est quel bus? (bus is masculine)

  • Quelle heure est-il? (heure is feminine)

  • Dans quelle direction? (direction is feminine)

  • Quelle bonne affaire! What a bargain! (affaire is feminine)

Activité 24

  1. Ask questions to find out…

    Faites les questions.

    • (a) … what the time is.

    • (b) … what somebody's telephone number is.

    • (c) … what bus goes to the town hall.

    • (d) … when somebody's birthday is.

  2. Listen to Extract 58 and speak after the prompts.

Écoutez et parlez suivant les indications:

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Answer

  1.  

    • (a) Quelle heure est-il?

    • (b) Quel est votre numéro de téléphone?

    • (c) Quel bus va à la mairie / à l'hôtel de ville?

    • (d) Quelle est la date de votre anniversaire?

  2. Check your answers on the audio and in the transcript below.

Extrait 58

Numéro 1

(Ask a male passer-by for the time.)

Vous Pardon monsieur, quelle heure est-il?

L'homme Excusez-moi, je n'ai pas l'heure.

Numéro 2

(Ask somebody for his telephone number.)

Vous Quel est votre numéro de téléphone?

L'homme C'est le 02 54 63 73 12.

Numéro 3

(Ask a female passer-by which bus goes to the town hall.)

Vous Excusez-moi madame, quel bus va à la mairie?

La femme Euh, je ne suis pas sûre, le 24 peut-être.

Numéro 4

(Ask someone when his birthday is.)

Vous Quelle est la date de votre anniversaire?

L'homme C'est le 25 novembre. C'est le jour de la Sainte-Catherine.

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