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Le mot « quel » dans les exclamations

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Le mot « quel » dans les exclamations

Quel is an adjective that can be coupled with a noun or adjective to mark an exclamation.
Quelle jolie barbe, Victor ! What a lovely beard, Victor!
Quel mauvais temps ! What awful weather!
Quel must agree with the masculine/feminine and singular/plural nature of the word.


Masculine
Feminine
Singular
quel (beau chien !) What a beautiful dog!
quelle (chance !) How lucky!
Plural
quels (tableaux magnifiques !)What magnificent paintings!
quelles (belles montagnes !) What beautiful mountains!
Note: Exclamations using quel are more common without a verb.
Quelle jolie chanson ! What a lovely song!
Qu’elle est jolie cette chanson ! (qu’ + elle + verbe + complément)

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