Qu’en est-il de Julien et Sophie?

HeatherB1Kwiziq community member

Qu’en est-il de Julien et Sophie?

Qu’en est-il de Julien et Sophie?

I don’t understand the structure of this question. I imagine there is an idiom I haven’t seen before. What is en replacing?  What is il referring to? 

Thanks.

Asked 1 week ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Heather,

Well spotted as it is an idiomatic expression 'en être de' which means -

where are we at / what about

which is very used in French.

You could also say -

Qu'est-ce qu'il en est de Julien et Sophie?

 Or 

Qu'est-ce qu'il en est de votre vente ? 

But well spotted!

Qu’en est-il de Julien et Sophie?

Qu’en est-il de Julien et Sophie?

I don’t understand the structure of this question. I imagine there is an idiom I haven’t seen before. What is en replacing?  What is il referring to? 

Thanks.

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