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Contraction of de (of/from) +‎ lequel (which).


  • IPA(key): /dy.kɛl/
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duquel m (feminine de laquelle, masculine plural desquels, feminine plural desquelles) (relative)

  1. of which, of whom, from which, from whom
    Voilà l'homme à côté duquel Marc s'asseyait.
    There is the man next to whom Marc was sitting.

Usage notesEdit

There is often some confusion between the usage of duquel and the usage of dont. Both can be translated as of which, of whom, from which, from whom. As a rule of thumb, if a prepositional phrase ends with de (e.g. à côté de, près de, en faveur de) then duquel should be used. If not, use dont.

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