Combien

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harris

Kwiziq community member

28 October 2017

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Combien

If i wanted to say: "how many of them do you want me to buy?" Can I say it like this: - <> Or would this be better: - <>

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Questions with qui, que, quoi, quand, où, comment, pourquoi, combien -

harris

Kwiziq community member

28 October 2017

28/10/17

Let me try that again. Can I say it like this: "combien en veux-tu que j'achète?" Or would this be better: "Tu veux que j'en achète combien?"

Ron

Kwiziq community member

28 October 2017

28/10/17

Bonjour Harris, «Combien est-ce que tu voudrais que j'en achète?» would be my first inclination. However, keep in mind that just like your examples, there are probably many more ways to phrase the question in French. J'espère que ma réponse vous aiderait. Bonne chance et bonne continuation dans vos études en français, la langue de Molière et qui a été utilisé par le monde français depuis l’époque d’Hugues Capet Ron (un locuteur non natif )

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

6 September 2018

6/09/18

Hi Harris,

Sorry about the delay in answering you question...

I would say the three possibilities are:

Tu veux que j'en achète combien?

Combien veux-tu que j'en achète?

Combien est-ce que tu veux que j'en achète?

The last one is a bit clumsier than the other two.

Hope this helps!

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