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Kwiziq community member
9 August 2018
Can I say ''Et tu, comment tu vas?'' why or why not?
This question relates to:French lesson "Moi, toi, lui, elle = me, you, him, her (stress pronouns)"
First off it would be "Et toi..." and then I must say that I've only ever heard "Comment vas-tu?" or "Tu vas comment?".
-- Chris (not a native speaker)
Kwiziq language super star
11 August 2018
These stress pronouns are also used after prepositions like 'et'.
So also after words like
sur, à, avec, pour, après, contre, and of course chez .
Après moi le déluge = When I'm gone let happen what may
Je n'ai rien contre eux = I have nothing against them
On vient avec toi = We are coming with you
C'est à toi de jouer = It's your turn to play
Je n'ai pas mon agenda sur moi = I don't have my diary on me
lui, il a de la chance! = He is so, so lucky !
I find a good way to learn them is after chez, which students seem to grasp easily:
Chez moi, chez toi, chez elle, chez lui, chez nous, chez vous, chez eux, chez elles
P.S. "Et toi, comment tu vas? " or "comment vas-tu ?" are both correct.
Hope this helps!
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