See also: qu, qu-, Qu., , , , and

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From que.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /k‿/
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ConjunctionEdit

qu' (apocopate)

  1. (before vowel sound) Apocopic form of que (that, which)
  2. (informal, before consonants) Apocopic form of que (that, which)
    • 2002, Jean-François Pauzé, Marie-Annick Lépine (lyrics and music), “Toune d'automne”, in Break Syndical:
      Anyway chuis content que tu r'viennes / t'arrives en même temps qu'l'automne / Tsé qu'ça m'a fait ben d'la peine / de t'voir partir ma mignonne
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Usage notesEdit

  • This form is used instead of que when the following word begins with a vowel sound.
  • While qu’on is quite common, que l’on is often preferred in polite or formal writing.

PronounEdit

qu' (apocopate)

  1. (before vowel sound) Apocopic form of que (what, that, whom; only)

Usage notesEdit

  • This form is used instead of que when the following word begins with a vowel sound.

Further readingEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

ConjunctionEdit

qu' (apocopate)

  1. (before vowel sound) Apocopic form of que

Usage notesEdit

  • The apostrophe may be omitted in older manuscripts
    quilthat he