Can I use cequi here?

PhúcB2Kwiziq community member

Can I use cequi here?

Bonjour,

In this example:

Regarde ces filles. Celle qui court s'appelle Sophia

Can I use "Ce qui" instead of "Celle qui" as follows (remember ce qui, ce que, ce dont)?

Regarde ces filles. Ce qui court s'appelle Sophie

Merci d'avance.

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Phùc,

Here are a few examples to help you see the difference between 'ce / celui-celle':

‘Celui / Celle(s) / Ceux’ … the ones …

C’est mon chien, celui qui a un collier vert This is my dog, the one who has a green collar.

Regarde cette fille. Celle qui porte des lunettes Look at this girl. The one who wears glasses.

Ceux qui ne mangent pas ne grandissent pas = The ones who don’t eat don’t grow tall.

‘Ce qui / que / dont’ … what / which…

Ce qui m’énerve … = What annoys me…

Ce que je déteste … What I hate …

Ce dont tu parles... What you are talking about…

Mon ami aime les films d’horreur ce que déteste my friend loves horror movies which I hate

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

No, ce qui is not correct in this case. Ce qui is for matters impersonal ("what") and a relative pronoun, whereas celle is a demonstrative pronoun.

Je ne comprends pas ce qui s'est passé. -- I don't understand what happened.
Marie, c'est celle que j'aime. -- Marie, it is the one (her) I love.

PhúcB2Kwiziq community member

Thank you Celine and Chris. That's clear to me now :)

Can I use cequi here?

Bonjour,

In this example:

Regarde ces filles. Celle qui court s'appelle Sophia

Can I use "Ce qui" instead of "Celle qui" as follows (remember ce qui, ce que, ce dont)?

Regarde ces filles. Ce qui court s'appelle Sophie

Merci d'avance.

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