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which
British English: /wɪtʃ/
American English: /(h)wɪtʃ/

Translation of which in French:

pronoun

  • 1
    also: which one
    which do you want, the red skirt or the blue one?
    laquelle est-ce que tu veux, la jupe rouge ou la bleue?
    which of the groups…? (referring to one)
    lequel des groupes…?
    (referring to several) lesquels des groupes …?
    which of you…?
    lequel/laquelle etc de vous or d'entre vous…?
    I know which you'd like
    je sais lequel/laquelle etc tu voudrais
    show her which you mean
    montre-lui celui/celle etc que tu veux dire
    which is the best/the shortest route?
    quel est le meilleur chemin/le chemin le plus court?
    do you mind which you have?
    est-ce que tu as une préférence?
    I don't mind which can you tell which is which?
    peux-tu les distinguer?
  • 2 (relative to preceding noun) (as subject)
    (as object) que
    the painting which hangs in the sitting room
    le tableau qui est accroché dans le salon
    you'll see some crates behind which I've placed…
    tu verras des caisses derrière lesquelles j'ai mis…
    the contract which he's spoken about ou about which he's spoken
    le contrat dont il a parlé
  • 3 (relative to preceding clause or concept) (as subject)
    ce qui
    (as object) ce que
    he said he hadn't done it, which may be true/which he can't prove
    il a nié l'avoir fait, ce qui est peut-être vrai/ce qu'il ne peut pas prouver
    which reminds me…
    ce qui me fait penser que…
    upon which she disappeared [literary]
    sur quoi elle a disparu
    we'll be moving, before which we need to…
    nous allons déménager mais avant il faut que nous…
    he's resigned, from which we must assume that …
    il a démissionné, d'où on peut déduire que …

determiner

  • 1 (interrogative) which books?
    quels livres?
    which medals did he win?
    quelles médailles a-t-il gagnées?
    he told me which jacket he'd like
    il m'a dit quelle veste il aimerait avoir
    she asked me which coach was leaving first
    elle m'a demandé lequel des cars allait partir le premier
    which one of the children…?
    lequel or laquelle des enfants…?
  • 2 (relative) he left the room, during which time…
    il a quitté la pièce et pendant ce temps-là…
    you may wish to join, in which case…
    vous voulez peut-être vous inscrire, auquel cas…
    he failed to apologize, for which mistake he paid dearly [formal]
    il ne s'est même pas excusé, (c'est une) erreur qu'il a payée cher

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