What is inside the box?

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Joan

Kwiziq community member

31 March 2019

7 replies

What is inside the box?

Qu'est dans la boîte? 

Quel est dans la boîte?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Questions: Quel, quels, quelle, quelles = Which / what ?"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

1 April 2019

1/04/19

Qu'est-ce qui est dans la boîte? (That sounds the most natural.)C'est quoi dans la boîte? (Familiar)

Quel est dans la boîte? is not really appropriate, because quel refers to something which would have been introduced or mentioned previously.

Joan

Kwiziq community member

1 April 2019

1/04/19

Thank you Chris.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

1 April 2019

1/04/19

Hi,

I prefer -

Qu'est-ce qu'il y a dans la boîte? 

Joan

Kwiziq community member

1 April 2019

1/04/19

How about 'Qui est dans la boîte?'

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

2 April 2019

2/04/19

Well Joan, it would have to be a pretty big box as 'qui' would refer to a person.....

Joan

Kwiziq community member

2 April 2019

2/04/19

Thanks Cécile...

I thought 'qui' can refer to thing also, sorry...  

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

3 April 2019

3/04/19

Pas de problème,  Joan, you could also say -

Qu'est-ce qu'il y a dans la boîte ?

Bonne continuation!

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