How do you say est ce que in French?
Considering this, what does est ce que mean in French?
Est-ce que (pronounced "es keu") is a French expression that is useful for asking a question. Literally translated, this phrase means "is it that," although in conversation it rarely is interpreted that way.
One may also ask, how do you pronounce Qu est ce que? Qu is pronounced k in this context with the final e silent. In a phrase like qu'est-ce-que c'est, que is combined with est and pronounced k at the beginning of the phrase and kuh at the end.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what is the difference between est ce que and Qu est ce que?
Qu'est-ce que means what. Est-ce que just cues that what comes after is a question. Qu'est-ce que——When que is the direct object, such as, "Qu'est-ce que tu vois?" (What do you see?) The first word tells you if you mean who (qui) or what (que).
How do you ask what is this in French?
The rule is simple: each time you want to ask a question starting with "What" and followed by a transitive verb you have to use Qu'est-ce que? in French. For example with the transitive verb "to want", "What do you want" will be Qu'est-ce que tu veux? [slowly] Qu'est-ce que tu veux?