Asking questions using quel in French

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Asking questions using quel

Quel can be followed by a noun.
Quel âge avez-vous ? How old are you? (Literally ‘What age have you?‘)
Tu préfères quelles chaussures ? Which shoes do you prefer?
À quelle heure est-ce que tu veux partir ? What time do you want to leave?
Quel can be followed by the verb être.
Quel est ton numéro de téléphone ? What is your telephone number?
Quelle est ton actrice préférée ? Who is your favorite actress?
Quelles sont tes disponibilités ? What are your availabilities? When are you available?
In both cases, quel agrees in gender and number with the noun it modifies.
MasculineFeminine
SingularQuel jour ?
Which day?
Quelle est la bonne direction ?
Which way should we go? (Literally ‘Which is the right direction?‘)
PluralQuels garçons ?
Which boys?
Quelles voitures ?
Which cars?
Note: Quel is also used in exclamatory constructions.
Quel beau tableau ! What a beautiful painting!
Quelle histoire ! What a story!
Quels exploits ! What a feat!

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