is it "vous êtes qui" always?

Francisco

Kwiziq community member

30 October 2017

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is it "vous êtes qui" always?

So if I'm asking to a group of people "Who are you?" the question would be the same as if I'd be asking that to a single person?? Is it vous êtes qui, no matter what? I was expecting it to be like "quis" or some plural there

This question relates to:
French lesson "Conjugate être (je suis, tu es, vous êtes) in Le Présent (present tense)"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

30 October 2017

30/10/17

No it is "vous êtes qui?" In this case one would probably use the inverted form of the question: "Qui êtes-vous?" By just looking at this sentence you couldn't tell whether it is about a single person being addressed formally or a group of people. But that is the same in English: "who are you" has a similar ambiguity. Greetings, -- Chris (not a native speaker)

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

1 November 2017

1/11/17

Bonjour Francisco, That's correct, qui is invariable.

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