qu'est-ce que

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Shortened form of que est-ce que (literally, what is this which or what is this that)


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qu'est-ce que

  1. what (used as an interrogative for a direct object)
    Qu'est-ce que tu fais ? - What are you doing/What do you do?
    Qu'est-ce qu'il a mangé ? - What has he eaten?
  2. what is (used as an interrogative for a definition)
    Qu'est-ce que la liberté ? - What is freedom?
    Qu'est-ce qu'un blog ? - What is a blog?

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