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question

English translation of question

question

The French word 'question' is used in the same way it is used in English. It can refer to a sentence phrase designed to get information or a specific matter of discussion. However, when it comes to grammar, it often follows the verb-subject-object order, unlike the English subject-verb-object rule. So, in French, you might say 'Pourquoi aimes-tu le football?' which translates to 'Why do you like football?' in English. But literally translated, it means, 'Why like-you the football?'


Example sentences using: question

J'ai une question à poser

English translation of J'ai une question à poser

I have a question to ask

This example phrase is typically used when you want to indicate that you have a question to ask someone. The verb 'poser' is used to mean 'to ask' in this context.

Il a répondu à ma question sans hésiter

English translation of Il a répondu à ma question sans hésiter

He answered my question without hesitating

This sentence is used to describe a scene where someone answered a question swiftly and confidently. It shows that the person is quite decisive and sure of their response.

Sa question m'a fait réfléchir

English translation of Sa question m'a fait réfléchir

His question made me think

This phrase is used when someone's question prompts you to reflect or ponder on a subject. It implies that the question was thought-provoking or challenging.

La question se pose

English translation of La question se pose

The question arises

This expression is used when a new topic or issue has come up that requires consideration or discussion. It suggests that the matter is of some importance.

C'est une question de temps

English translation of C'est une question de temps

It's a matter of time

Used to imply that something will surely happen, although it is uncertain when. It’s stressing on the inevitability of an event rather than the exact timing.

La question reste ouverte

English translation of La question reste ouverte

The question remains open

This phrase is used when a question or issue has not been resolved or closed. It suggests that more discussion or investigation is needed.

C'est une bonne question

English translation of C'est une bonne question

That's a good question

This phrase is used to signpost a good or interesting question. It usually means that the speaker is going to give a detailed answer, or acknowledges the thought-provoking nature of the question.

Pose-moi une autre question

English translation of Pose-moi une autre question

Ask me another question

This phrase is used when you want someone to ask you another question, perhaps because you didn't want to answer the previous one, or it was too easy/hard or not interesting.

C'est hors de question

English translation of C'est hors de question

That's out of the question

This phrase is a strong way to say 'no'. It means that you completely refuse to permit or accept something.

Je vais poser une question

English translation of Je vais poser une question

I'm going to ask a question

This expression is used to signal your intention to ask a question. It is often used politely in discussions or meetings to show that you want to say something.

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