Moi, toi, lui, elle = me, you, him, her (stress pronouns)

Just like in English we have 'I' and 'me' (but note, only 'you'), French uses these so-called singular Stress Pronouns.

Subject Pronoun Stress Pronoun
je
I
moi
me
tu
you
toi
you
il
he
lui
him
elle
she
elle
her
Note :  elle is the same in both.
 

Simple uses of Stress pronouns

- extra emphasis

Moi, je m'appelle Tim.Me, my name is Tim.

Je veux une glace au chocolat mais elle, elle veut une glace à la vanille.I want a chocolate ice cream but she wants a vanilla ice cream.

Et toi, comment tu vas ?And you, how are you?

Note that in English, you would usually use intonation to mark emphasis.


single word responses

Qui veut un cadeau ? Moi! Moi!Who wants a present? - Me! - Me!

Lui ? Vraiment ?Him? Really?

Qui est ta copine ? - Elle.Who is your girlfriend? - She is.

very simple sentences 

Toi aussi!You too!

Non, pas elle! No, not her!

C'est lui! It's him!



See also the plural stress pronouns: Nous, vous, eux, elles = us, you, them (stress pronouns)
and the more advanced lesson Moi, toi, lui, elle, nous, vous, eux, elles (advanced stress pronouns)

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Examples and resources

Je veux une glace au chocolat mais elle, elle veut une glace à la vanille.I want a chocolate ice cream but she wants a vanilla ice cream.
Et toi, comment tu vas ?And you, how are you?
Oui, c'est toi le menteur!Yes, you are the liar!
literally: Yes, it's you the liar!
Toi aussi!You too!
Qui est ta copine ? - Elle.Who is your girlfriend? - She is.
Moi, je m'appelle Tim.Me, my name is Tim.
Pas moi!Not me!
Lui ? Vraiment ?Him? Really?
C'est lui! It's him!
Qui veut un cadeau ? Moi! Moi!Who wants a present? - Me! - Me!
Non, pas elle! No, not her!
Clever stuff underway!