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, 2018 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? Sep 21, 2018 at 12:52
  • Definitively, no, we don't. De manière définitive, non. De manière définitive, non, on ne le dit pas. :)
    – jcm69
    Sep 21, 2018 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, 2018 at 20:32
  • Merci beaucoup !😉 Sep 22, 2018 at 0:00

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 😁 Sep 22, 2018 at 0:03

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