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Well, a very simple question,but I just dunno its answer. 😂

Like, when someone ask "Are you French?" "Are you hungry?" "Are you Danny Smith?" , how can I answer those questions, not only with "oui" or "non", but also with something like "I am" or "I am not" in English ? THX a lot!

Well, what really confuses me is that, should I answer with " Je suis" or " J'en suis" 😶😶

  • Are you Charlie Gordon? Oui, c'est moi. – chqrlie Sep 22 '18 at 8:24
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It does not sound natural in French but you should use "Oui, je le suis" where "le" would stand for French, or hungry. "Oui, c'est moi" would work well if you're Danny Smith.

If you want something generic, it would sound more natural to say "Oui, c'est le cas" (Yes, it is the case) which works for everything.

  • Wowowowo Thx 😁😁😁 explained everything! so,,, you don't really say "i am "or"i am not "in french? – user98163 Sep 21 '18 at 12:52
  • Definitively, no, we don't. De manière définitive, non. De manière définitive, non, on ne le dit pas. :) – jcm69 Sep 21 '18 at 19:40
  • @user98163 Hi, please note in all the examples you provided, the auxiliary to be is used; this is not the case in French, where in one case you have something like "do you have hunger" and therefore you won't find a one size fits all verb and pronoun approach to express all of those, except as stated in the answers. Thanks! – user3177 Sep 21 '18 at 20:32
  • Merci beaucoup !😉 – user98163 Sep 22 '18 at 0:00
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You can just say "oui" or "non". This isn't like in English: a one-word answer is perfectly acceptable.

Or if you want a longer answer, you can just repeat the sentences. "Es-tu Français ? Oui, je suis Français.", "Est-ce que tu as faim ? Non, je n'ai pas faim."

  • Hahaha thanks a lot ! I've been wondering about it for a long time 😁 – user98163 Sep 22 '18 at 0:03

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